American Insurance Association CEO Pusey steps down
Leigh Ann Pusey, the president and CEO of the American Insurance Association (AIA) is stepping down on June 9, 2017 after leading the property/casualty insurance trade organisation since 2009.
Pusey is leaving AIA to pursue another career opportunity, according to the statement. During the transition period, she will work closely with AIA senior vice president and general counsel Stephen Zielezienski and senior vice president for state affairs Joe DiGiovanni.
Since joining AIA 20 years ago, Pusey has served in several key positions in the organisation including chief operating officer and senior vice president for government affairs.
"We thank Leigh Ann for the dynamic and energetic leadership she provided during her tenure as president and CEO of the AIA," Christopher Swift, AIA chairman and The Hartford’s chairman and CEO, said. "During that time, she built a strong, dedicated team of professionals who everyday zealously represent the property-casualty industry in Washington, DC and in state capitals across the nation. We wish her well as she begins the next phase of her career."
Pusey said: "It has been a tremendous privilege to lead AIA for the past eight years. The leadership of our Board, commitment of our members and dedication of AIA’s staff to advancing thoughtful public policy solutions are what makes AIA the leading property-casualty trade association. I look forward to watching AIA as it continues to lead our industry’s advocacy efforts."
Swift added: "While we will miss Leigh Ann, her departure provides an opportunity to build off the momentum and success of recent years and identify a leader who can continue AIA’s journey of excellence, providing thought leadership for the industry in a time of tremendous change and challenge."
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