NAVA, Inc., the Association for Insured Retirement Solutions, Reston, Va., has announced that it has appointed Catherine J. Weatherford president and chief executive officer, effective September 3. Ms Weatherford replaces Mark Mackey, who announced his resignation as NAVA’s president and CEO in January of this year. Mr. Mackey will remain with the organization in the short term to assist in the transition.
Ms. Weatherford previously served as executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a position she held for 12 years. She has more than 31 years of experience in insurance regulation, government and public policy.
“The search for NAVA’s new CEO was an exhaustive, collaborative effort, and the board’s executive committee considered a large pool of candidates in order to identify the most qualified individual,” said Clifford Jack, chairman of NAVA. “Cathy emerged as the clear choice for a number of reasons. During her 12-year tenure as CEO of the NAIC, Cathy helped unite the group’s members into one voice and bring the association to the forefront of insurance regulation issues. I am confident in her ability to achieve the same level of success at NAVA while maintaining the organization’s progress on key technology, regulatory and trade group partnership initiatives.”