GRAPEVINE, Texas (Sept. 19, 2007) – John A. Bykowski was named chairman of the board of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) during the annual meeting of the association’s 112th annual convention. Bykowski, chairman, president and CEO of Secura Insurance Cos., Appleton, Wis., announced that “Together We Are NAMIC” will be his theme for the coming year.
In his address to the convention, Bykowski outlined his objectives for the year ahead, to “… build on our sense of collegiality and mutuality among members; grow the membership base; support NAMIC’s hard working and dedicated staff in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.; keep focused on those issues affecting our industry.”
He emphasized the diversity of NAMIC’s membership, melding to create a strong, progressive force and the essence of mutuality.
“With your help and by standing together, we can meet, and even exceed, those goals,” he said.
“We will accomplish that using all the resources at our command. Some of us represent very small mutual farm insurers. Others come from some of the world’s largest insurance companies. Whether small, mid-sized or large, this diversity of membership represents one of our greatest strengths.”
Bruce D. Thomas, PFMM, president & CEO, Heartland Mutual Insurance Association, Fort Dodge, Iowa, is NAMIC’s chairman-elect. John T. Hill, II, CPA, president/COO of Magna Carta Companies, New York, N.Y., was elected vice chairman, with Wayne F. White, CPA, PFMM, president/chairman of Home Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Conway, Ark., as secretary/treasurer. Gerald P. Schmidt, CPCU, president/CEO, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Co., Enumclaw, Wash., is immediate past chairman.
New directors elected during the meeting are:
Directors continuing to serve are:
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