The National Fraternal Congress of America (NFCA) has named Joseph J. Annotti as its new president and chief executive, effective March 24, 2008.
Annotti fills the position vacated by Frederick H. Grubbe, who resigned on May 24, 2007. Since that time, the management of the NFCA has been overseen by Interim President and CEO Bob Huxel.
Annotti will work together with Huxel to ensure a smooth transition into this office, as Huxel will resume his position of NFCA Director of Government Affairs.
With more than 20 years experience in association management, Annotti joins the NFCA after serving as senior vice president of Public Affairs for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). At PCI, he was responsible for the overall management of the association’s public affairs and media relations activities, and developed and delivered public policy messages on the association’s key issues to the trade, business and consumer media.
Prior to joining PCI, Annotti served as vice president of Marketing Communications for American Business Insurance, a national insurance broker. He spent more than eight years with Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California as vice president of public affairs. He has authored a variety of articles for insurance and business publications and has made presentations on media relations and grassroots political advocacy to groups across the country.
The 122-year-old NFCA represents 74 not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The association represents 10 million fraternalists in 37,000 local chapters, making it one of America’s largest member-volunteer networks.
Fraternal benefit societies provide their members with leadership, social, educational, spiritual, patriotic, scholarship, financial and volunteer-service opportunities.
NFCA said its combined member-societies maintain more than $329 billion of life insurance-in-force and, in 2006, contributed almost $410 million to charitable and fraternal programs, and volunteered nearly 95 million hours for community-service projects.
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