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NAMIC Bases Legislative and Regulatory Advocate in Northeast

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 20, 2005)—Paul T. Tetrault will represent the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) as state affairs manager for the Northeast United States from a base near Boston.

Tetrault, an attorney and former editor of The Standard, New England’s Insurance Weekly, will advocate on behalf of NAMIC members before state legislatures and departments of insurance in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

“Paul’s arrival and headquartering in Massachusetts enhances our ability to serve both our regionally domiciled companies and those that write nationally,” said Roger H. Schmelzer, senior vice president–state and regulatory affairs department, noting that NAMIC’s more than 1,400 members makes it the largest property/casualty trade association in the United States. “He is well-versed on the issues facing property/casualty insurers in the Northeast and will be an articulate advocate of the critical issues facing this constituency.”

Schmelzer said that Tetrault “will be instrumental to the accomplishment of our national legislative agenda intended to shape the public policy environment in which our companies do business.”

Tetrault served as editor of The Standard from 1995 to 2003 and was a staff writer from 1992 to 1995. A magna cum laude graduate from Suffolk University Law School, Tetrault served as judicial law clerk to the Hon. Joseph A. Trainor of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 2003-2004. He practiced law at Melick, Porter & Shea, LLP in Boston, where he concentrated on litigation defense and insurance coverage.

Tetrault earned the Associate in Risk Management professional designation from the Insurance Institute of America in 1994. He earned the Associate in Management designation in 1997. He graduated cum laude from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., in 1991.

“I am thrilled to be joining NAMIC’s dynamic advocacy team. Having spent 11 years covering the insurance industry in New England, I have a keen understanding of the ever-changing challenges insurers face. I look forward to working on the development of effective solutions for NAMIC members,” said Tetrault.

Former Northeast State Affairs Manager Tami Stanton will assume advocacy responsibilities in the Midwest and elsewhere.

For further information, contact
Rick Nelson, APR
(317) 875-5250 Tel
(317) 879-8408 Fax

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:48:10 PM.

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