The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) kicked off its 114th Annual Convention in Atlanta today, providing members the opportunity to look back on the past twelve months and prepare for those to come.
Following the singing of the U.S. and Canadian national anthems and the traditional ceremony of flags NAMIC chairman Bruce Thomas officially opened the event by reflecting on his time as chairman over the past twelve months and how the work being done by NAMIC has helped its members better serve their policyholders and provided a clear voice for the industry as lawmakers begin work on restructuring the financial regulatory system.
“As a single company, we may be a small fish in a very large pond,” Thomas said. “Survival is difficult. We must use the opportunity to join together to form a common voice for common goals. This association is governed by a board of directors representing companies of all sizes and from all parts of the country. They represent you.”
Over 1450 members of the insurance community have gathered for the event, which includes a key note address by Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward. In addition, NAMIC convention attendees will enjoy a debate between former White House press secretary Dana Perino and CNN political analyst Donna Brazile on the current state of politics, the media and the issues facing Congress and the Obama Administration.
In his speech, Thomas advised attendees to make the most of the opportunities and experiences that the convention offers. “You can rest when you return home,” he said.
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