Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31
Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Prior to AIA, Berte was undersecretary for the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency in the administration of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her public service also includes appointments by Gov. Pete Wilson, first as deputy secretary for the State & Consumer Services Agency, and then as director of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Joe DiGiovanni, AIA’s senior vice president for state affairs, will oversee the Western region in coordination with Steve Suchil, AIA’s assistant vice president for state affairs, until Berte’s successor is named.
AIA represents roughly 300 insurers that write more than $100 billion in premiums annually.