Roger Sevigny has succeeded Sandy Praeger as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Sevigny, the New Hampshire commissioner, took office here at the winter meeting of the NAIC, Kansas City, Mo.
Sevigny said ensuring solvency and protecting consumers are part of one interrelated focus, not two separate goals.
The other 2009 NAIC officers are Jane Cline of West Virginia, the president-elect; Susan Voss of Iowa, the vice president; and Kevin McCarty of Florida, the secretary-treasurer.
In related news:
- Sevigny said of NAIC efforts to create a rating agency that there is not yet a proposal to vet. The NAIC plans to file a broad application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rather than a limiting application, Sevigny said.
The NAIC also named the new geographic zone teams for 2009:
Steven Goldman — Chair, New Jersey
Thomas Sullivan — Vice Chair, Connecticut
Joel Ario — Secretary, Pennsylvania
Scott Richardson — Chair, South Carolina
Leslie Newman — Vice Chair, Tennessee
Jim Donelon — Secretary, Louisiana
Kim Holland — Chair, Oklahoma
Sean Dilweg — Vice Chair, Wisconsin
Merle Scheiber — Secretary, South Dakota
Linda Hall — Chair, Alaska
Kent Michie — Vice Chair, Utah
Mo Chavez — Secretary, New Mexico