Charles M. Chamness, President & CEO
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Charles M. Chamness is president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). NAMIC is a full-service property/casualty insurance trade association with 1,400 member companies that represent nearly 40 percent of the U.S. property/casualty insurance market.
Chuck joined NAMIC in 1995 as vice president, public affairs, becoming president/CEO eight years later.
Prior to joining NAMIC, Chuck worked in Washington, D.C., for 10 years, primarily in positions in financial services and housing policy. His background includes service in the first Bush administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under Secretary Jack Kemp; Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Housing Finance Board; and as a press secretary on Capitol Hill.
Chuck serves on the board of directors of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an insurance-industry-founded organization that annually funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
He also serves as chairman of the board of NAMIC Insurance Company (NAMICO), a $47 million asset, “A” rated professional liability insurer. He is a member of the Association Committee of 100 of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife Briget and their four children, Charlie (19), Sally (17), Robbie (15), and Joey (15).