AIA Hires Cooper as VP for State Affairs, Northeast Region

December 2, 2014

The American Insurance Association (AIA) has hired Alison Cooper as vice president for state affairs, Northeast region, effective January 2015.

Cooper, who currently serves as director of the Senate Insurance Committee in the New York State Senate, replaces Gary Henning who recently left AIA to join Zurich North America’s Government & Industry Affairs Department.

Cooper, who will be based in Albany, New York, will oversee AIA’s state affairs activities in the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Prior to serving as director of the Senate Insurance Committee, Cooper served as a program analyst for New York State Senator James Seward (R-Oneonta) from 2005 – 2010. She has worked in various capacities in the New York Legislature since 2001 and has focused on insurance issues for the last several sessions.

AIA is a national property/casualty insurance trade organization representing approximately 300 insurers that write more than $100 billion in premiums each year.

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