Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today elected its 2012 officers:
President: Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty President-Elect: Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James J. Donelon Vice President: North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm Secretary-Treasurer: Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen The newly elected officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2012.
Kevin M. McCarty is the Commissioner of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. McCarty became Florida’s first appointed insurance commissioner in January 2003. He is responsible for Florida’s insurance market, including oversight of company solvency, policy forms and rates, market investigations and new insurance business. McCarty began his career in public service in 1988, becoming an expert in workers’ compensation issues with the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security. McCarty earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a J.D. from the University of Florida.
James J. Donelon was appointed Louisiana Insurance Commissioner in February 2006 and has been elected three times to the position. A retired State Judge Advocate for the Louisiana Army National Guard, Donelon’s career at the Department of Insurance includes serving as Chief Deputy Commissioner and Executive Counsel. He is also a former Parish Council Chairman and State Representative where he chaired the Committee on Insurance. Donelon is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and Loyola School of Law.