Benjamin J. McKay was named as executive director of the Surplus Line Association of California.
The appointment was effective July 16.
McKay joins the SLA-CA after a career in both the private and public sector. He spent the last eight years with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) as their senior vice president for federal government relations. Prior to PCI, McKay served as a chief of staff to a member of Congress.
Other career highlights include eight years as staff to members of the Florida legislature, where he worked on insurance issues, and a tour as a regulator at the Florida Department of State, where he served as deputy secretary for international and legislative affairs and later as chief of staff for the department.
McKay received his Juris Doctor from Catholic University, his master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, and his bachelor of science degree from Florida State University.