The American Insurance Association announced that Steven Suchil has been appointed assistant vice president in the association’s western region, based in Sacramento. Suchil will manage AIA’s advocacy efforts on commercial and legal issues in California, and assist in the management of AIA’s state governmental affairs operations in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Prior to joining AIA, Suchil served as principal consultant to California state Sen. Deborah Ortiz (D) where he managed insurance, business and labor related legislative matters. Previously, Suchil was the assistant executive director for the California Employment Training Panel where he expanded his expertise in labor issues. He gained his insurance knowledge during his five years of service at the California Department of Insurance. During his tenure at the CDI, Suchil served as the counsel for the Compliance Bureau and also managed the CDI’s legislative and regulatory issues in his capacity as the Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Research and Special Projects.
Suchil previously served as counsel and legislative liaison for the California Department of Banking and as committee consultant for the Assembly Insurance Committee and the Assembly Finance and Insurance Committee.
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