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NAMIC Appoints Midwest Region State Affairs Manager

INDIANAPOLIS (March 11, 2008) – The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has announced that Mark Johnston has joined the association as state affairs manager for the Midwest region. Johnston is a former health insurance lobbyist from St. Louis, Mo.

Johnston will advocate on behalf of NAMIC member companies before state legislatures and insurance departments in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

“Mark comes to NAMIC with a wealth of insurance industry knowledge and more than 20 years of government affairs experience,” said Neil Alldredge, vice president of state and regulatory affairs.

Johnston will assist in NAMIC’s continuing efforts to effect change in the states by working in collaboration with state insurance trade associations – a core principle of NAMIC’s advocacy philosophy. His territory includes many states formerly serviced by Joe Thesing, who now serves as NAMIC’s director of state affairs.

“Mark has achieved great advocacy successes on the health insurance side and has built strong relationships with many legislators and regulators over his career,” Thesing said. “Mark’s broad understanding of insurance, tort reform, and medical malpractice issues will serve our members well in the Midwest region.”

Johnston will work from St. Louis.

For further information, contact
Nancy Grover
Director - Media Relations
(202) 628-1558 Tel
(202) 628-1601 Fax
ngrover@namic.org

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:20:58 AM.

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