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AIA Team of Experts


John Degnan

President and CEO...

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Senior Management Team

J. Stephen Zielezienski

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Issues: Dodd Frank Reform, Federal & International Modernization, Group Capital Standards, Innovation & Regulation, Terrorism Insurance, Other Priority Issues ...

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Joseph A. DiGiovanni

Senior Vice President for State Affairs
Issues: State Government Affairs, National Organizations ...

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Law Department

Steve Bennett

Associate General Counsel & Director, Workers' Compensation Programs
Issues: Reinsurance, Workers' Compensation...

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Lisa M. Brown

Assistant General Counsel & Director, Compliance Resources
Issues: Compliance, Market Conduct, Regulatory Modernization, Terrorism Insurance, NAIC...

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Phillip L. Carson

Vice President, Treasurer & Director of Financial Regulatory Policy
Issues: Federal & International Regulation, Financial Management Issues, NAIC, OFAC, Group Capital Standards...

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Angela M. Gleason

Senior Counsel
Issues: Compliance, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Surety, Technology, Travel Insurance, NAIC...

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Michael Richmond-Crum

Associate Counsel
Issues: Producer Issues, Flood, Homeowners, Property...

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Ken Stoller

Assistant General Counsel & Director, Amicus Program and Legal Reform
Issues: Boiler & Machinery, Legal Reform, Loss Control, Medicare/Medicaid, Workers' Compensation...

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Matthew Vece

Associate Counsel
Issues: State Tax, Financial Management Issues...

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James J. Whittle

Associate General Counsel & Chief Claims Counsel
Issues: Automobile, Autonomous Vehicles, Bad Faith, Claims, Flood, Homeowners, Property...

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Pamela M. Young

Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Issues: Asbestos, Producer Issues, Liability, Surplus Lines, Amicus Program ...

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State Affairs

Fred C. Bosse

Vice President for State Affairs, Southwest Region
States: AR, CO, KS, LA, NM, OK, TX, WY...

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Alison Cooper

Vice President, Northeast Region
States: CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT...

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Ronald V. Jackson

Vice President, Southeast Region
States: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, NCOIL...

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Jeremy Merz

Vice President, Western Region
States: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA & Workers’ Compensation...

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Katherine Pettibone

Vice President, Western Region
States: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA...

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Stephen C. Schneider

Vice President, Midwest Region
States: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI...

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Federal & International Affairs

Wes McClelland

Vice President
Issues: Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Federal & International Modernization...

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David Pearce

Vice President & Director of Tax Policy
Issues: Taxation...

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Thomas J. Santos

Vice President
Issues: Asbestos, Natural Catastrophes (Flood and Crop Insurance), Surety, Workers' Compensation (including Medicare/MSP)...

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Stephen Simchak

Vice President and Chief International Counsel
Issues: International Issues/Trade...

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Public Affairs

Joanne Brodt

Director, Member Services...

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Marguerite Seidel

Vice President, Public Affairs
Issues: Media Relations and Grassroots Advocacy Operations...

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Maggie Seidel
(202) 828-7196

Courtney Thomas
(847) 553-3602

Joanne Softcheck
(847) 553-3825