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NAIC: Donelon, McRaith Fill Officer Vacancies

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Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have elected James Donelon to be the group’s new vice president and Michael McRaith to be the new secretary-treasurer.

The NAIC, Kansas City, Mo., held the elections to fill vacancies resulting from the fall elections.

Donelon, the Louisiana commissioner, will take the place of Kim Holland, who was unsuccessful in her bid to return as commissioner in Oklahoma.

Donelon had been elected the 2011 secretary-treasurer. McRaith, the Illinois commissioner, will fill his slot.

Donelon and McRaith will assume their duties Jan. 1, 2011, NAIC officials say.

Donelon was appointed Louisiana commissioner in February 2006 and since then has been re-ected twice.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and a law degree from Loyola School of Law. He is a former parish council chairman and a former state representative. He also has been a state judge advocate with the Louisiana Army National Guard.

McRaith worked as a lawyer in private practice for 15 years before becoming an insurance regulator.

McRaith has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a law degree from Loyola University.


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