INDIANAPOLIS (September 21, 2011) - The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies swore in its newest chairman of the board of directors today. James J. Kennedy began his year as chairman at the end of the Annual Business Meeting of Members during NAMIC’s 116th Annual Convention.
Kennedy is the president and CEO of the Ohio Mutual Insurance Group in Bucyrus, Ohio, and has been with the company since 2003. He served as the Property Casualty Conference representative on the NAMIC board from 2006-2009. He was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and as the Insurance Industry Person of the Year in 2006 by the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio. Kennedy also serves on the boards of the Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education and the Ohio Insurance Institute.
Kennedy is followed on the NAMIC board by:
Jerry G. Zenke, PFMM
General Manager/Treasurer, Mound Prairie Mutual Insurance Company
John J. Bishop, CPCU, CLU
Chairman, President, & CEO
Motorists Insurance Group
Christopher P. Taft, CIC, CPA
President & CEO
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
New Berlin, N.Y.
J. Jerry Canada, CLU
Executive Vice President & CEO
United Farm Family Insurance Companies
Douglas P. Fincannon, PFMM
Alamance Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company
Jonathan C. Grether, CPCU
Chief Operating Officer
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance company of Algona, Iowa
Tricia Mickley, CPA, PFMM
Mount Carroll Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Mount Carroll, Ill.
James W. Wilds, CPCU, ARM, SCLA
Senior Vice President
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company
Contact: Brent Bahler
Vice President of Public Affairs