Two major insurance producer groups have filled top-level executive posts.
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Falls Church, Va., 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.
Meanwhile, an organization that represents independent wholesale life brokers, the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, Fairfax, Va., has picked Jack Chiasson to become the group’s executive director. Chiasson is taking over day-to-day management of NAILBA from Joseph Normandy, who left the organization in March.
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NAIFA’s outgoing leader, Woods, led the group about 20 years ago. He left, then came out of retirement 5 years ago 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 Healy, Woods’ successor.
Healy has been president of the American Machine Tool Distributors Association, Rockville, Md., since January 2006.