(Neil Alldredge. Photo source: NAMIC.)
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has named Neil Alldredge as the association’s next president and CEO, effective July 1. Alldredge has been with NAMIC since 1999, serving most recently as SVP, corporate affairs, where he led the membership recruitment and retention, public affairs, compliance, events and education, and marketing and technology areas.
Alldredge succeeds Charles Chamness, who has led the organization as CEO since 2003. Chamness’ original retirement had been planned for 2020 but the pandemic delayed his departure by one year.
In a statement, NAMIC board chair and CEO of Merchants Mutual (Buffalo, N.Y.) Bob Zak called Alldredge “the absolute right choice at the right time to lead the association into the future.”
“With his extensive knowledge of the organization, deep advocacy experience, and strong relationship with its membership, there is great confidence in his prospective leadership of NAMIC as its president and CEO,” Zak comments. “We believe Neil’s strategic thinking, management abilities, and vision for how the association should evolve in these challenging times will allow NAMIC to continue to grow and thrive.”
Before taking over Corporate Affairs in 2017, Alldredge led NAMIC’s state legislative, regulatory, and international advocacy efforts for 17 years. In that role, Alldredge regularly testified in legislatures around the country and represented NAMIC members at the National Association of the Insurance Commissioners, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. He also has served on the board of directors of the Advocates for Highway Safety and as board chair of the NCOIL’s Industry Education Council. He is currently the executive director of the NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation.
“Neil’s deep understanding of insurance issues at all levels combined with his knowledge of the association make him uniquely qualified to lead NAMIC,” Zak adds. “I am confident that under his leadership the membership will be in good hands and, along with the rest of the NAMIC board, I look forward to working with Neil.”
Building on Success
“NAMIC has thrived with Chuck’s leadership and I look forward to building on that success,” comments Alldredge. “NAMIC is a terrific organization, filled with talented people who serve a noble industry, and it is the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to lead this organization. My vision is to play to our strength, innovate, and serve the interests of the mutual property/casualty insurance industry. I truly can’t wait to get started.”
Executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart assisted with the national search.