The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has named John Healy to succeed David Woods as the association’s chief executive officer.
Woods, who has been serving as CEO of NAIFA, Falls Church, Va., for 5 years, is set to retire Aug. 31.
Woods also was president of the association 20 years ago. He came out of retirement to help lead NAIFA through serious challenges, according to NAIFA President John Davidson.
“Today, NAIFA is on strong financial terms and is positioned to meet the needs of its members,” Davidson says. “And Dave Woods played a key role in making it happen.”
NAIFA formed a search committee to find Woods’ successor.
Healy has been president of the American Machine Tool Distributors Association, Rockville, Md., since January 2006.
From 1987 to 1999, Healy was president of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association, Alexandria, Va. At the NWPCA, he coined the phrase “Pallets Move the World,” according to Pallet Enterprise magazine.