The American Insurance Association (AIA) announced May 5 that Janine Gibford has been appointed as assistant vice president in the association’s Western Region, based in Sacramento. Gibford will manage AIA’s advocacy on auto and homeowners legislation and regulations in California and help oversee AIA’s state government affairs operations in the ten western states.
“Janine Gibford is a respected personal lines advocate in California and we are excited to add her expertise and talents to our team,” said Ken Gibson, AIA vice president, Western Region. “As a former underwriter, Janine brings an insider’s perspective to lobbying insurance issues and I am confident her relationships and industry know-how will help AIA and its member companies navigate the many critical issues we face in the western states.”
Prior to joining AIA, Gibford served as the senior government affairs advocate for the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC). In her responsibilities at ACIC, Gibford coordinated the organization’s advocacy and regulatory efforts on personal lines issues. Gibford lobbied and testified on legislation and regulations related to homeowners and auto insurance, credit-based insurance scoring, forms and rating and the California Earthquake Authority.
Gibford gained her in-depth knowledge of insurer operations when she served as a risk management specialist for Allstate Insurance Company. During her tenure at Allstate, Gibford worked with 67 agents throughout California to ensure that they complied with state law and regulations, in addition to reviewing new and renewal homeowners and auto insurance policies for compliance with company standards.