State insurance regulators have elected new officers of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The following officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2019:
President: Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa. Cioppa joined the Maine regulatory bureau in 1988 as a statistician then served as supervisor of the workers’ compensation section prior to becoming deputy superintendent in 1998. He was unanimously confirmed as superintendent in September 2011 and in January 2017 he was reconfirmed to serve another five-year term.
President-Elect: South Carolina Insurance Director Raymond G. Farmer. Farmer was first appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as director for the South Carolina Department of Insurance in 2012. He has more than 40 years’ experience, having served as a deputy insurance commissioner for the Georgia Department of Insurance and more recently as vice president for the American Insurance Association.
Vice President: Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. Ito was reappointed by Gov. David Y. Ige to serve as commissioner of the Hawaii Insurance Division effective Jan. 1, 2015. He was previously appointed insurance commissioner by Gov. Linda Lingle (July 2010) and Gov. Neil Abercrombie (January 1, 2011). Prior to his appointment, Ito served as chief deputy insurance commissioner since 2000. Prior to that, he worked as supervising staff attorney from 1993-2000.
Secretary-Treasurer: Idaho Insurance Director Dean L. Cameron. Cameron was appointed director of the Idaho Department of Insurance by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. He took office on June 15, 2015. Cameron is a third-generation insurance agent and a former state legislator for 13 terms, including eight as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
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