The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced the promotions of three senior staff of the association.
Gregg Dykstra, J.D., who has served as senior vice president of Internal Operations for the past 12 years as well as general counsel and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to chief operating officer. Dykstra has helped manage NAMIC’s positive financial results during the past decade and is an expert on mutual insurance company governance.
Jimi Grande, formerly NAMIC's vice president of Federal and Political Affairs, has been promoted to senior vice president of NAMIC's Washington, D.C.,-based Federal and Political Affairs department. He has been with NAMIC since March 2007. Grande has been largely responsible for NAMIC PAC’s growth to nearly $400,000 last cycle, making it one of the fastest growing political action committees in America.
Neil Alldredge, who has played an integral role in NAMIC’s state affairs area since 1999, has been promoted to senior vice president of State and Policy Affairs after serving in a vice president capacity of the department for three years. Alldredge is the architect of NAMIC’s state trade association advocacy strategy and recognized expert on insurance scoring.
The promotions of Grande and Alldredge coincide with the retirement of Carl Parks, NAMIC’s senior vice president of Government Affairs. Parks spent decades working as a lobbyist and advocate for the property/casualty insurance industry in Washington, D.C., and in state capitols.
“Neil and Jimi’s promotions add strength-on-strength in NAMIC’s advocacy for member companies even as we improve our member services and infrastructure with Gregg’s progression to chief operating officer,” said Chuck Chamness, NAMIC president/CEO. “Carl provided effective leadership of government affairs during a challenging time for the industry. We wish him well in his retirement in Athens, Georgia.
“NAMIC’s just-completed fiscal year brought many additional examples of excellent advocacy performance in the face of many challenges in government and industry, and a member company retention rate of 99-plus percent, even as we added a dozen new member companies,” Chamness added.
NAMIC represents the interests of its 1,400 member companies that underwrite 41 percent of the personal lines insurance market and 31 percent of the commercial lines insurance market in the United States.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:01:21 AM.
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