Royal Neighbors of America, Rock Island, Ill., has appointed Chris Seistrup to Royal Neighbor’s board of directors.

Seistrup, who has 30 years of industry experience, is the chief operating officer and oversees the organization’s national sales operations as well as the customer support, member services, claims, document management and underwriting departments. As a member of the board of directors, he will help set policy and strategy and provide oversight of the management and affairs.

Previously, Seistrup held executive positions at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in California, Vik Brothers Insurance Company in North Carolina, and Crum & Forster Insurance Company in New Jersey. Seistrup has also recently sat on the board of directors of The San Diego Burn Institute. Seistrup, an Illinois native, he earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northern Illinois University.