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Maggie Seidel Named AIA Vice President for Public Affairs

Contact: Benjamin Tomchik
(202) 828-7129

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2017 – The American Insurance Association (AIA) is pleased to announce that Maggie Seidel will assume the position of vice president for public affairs, effective today, May 15, 2017. Seidel has nearly a decade of policy and communications experience in both the private and public sectors. In her role as vice president for public affairs, Seidel will lead AIA’s media relations and grassroots advocacy operations.

“We are delighted to have Maggie join AIA. With her extensive policy background and keen understanding of media relations, she is an ideal fit to lead AIA’s public affairs department,” said Leigh Ann Pusey, AIA’s president & CEO. “Maggie is a strategic thinker who comprehends the invaluable role communications plays in our advocacy efforts as we strive to accomplish our member’s public policy objectives.”  

“I am honored to be joining AIA’s world-class team,” said Seidel. “For more than 150 years, AIA has been the leading voice for property-casualty insurers, and I am excited to continue this tradition.”

Prior to joining AIA, Seidel was a senior public relations & media strategist for the Charles Koch Institute. She previously served as assistant vice president of media relations and communications for the Consumer Bankers Association and communications director for Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ). Seidel earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from George Mason University, a Master’s Degree in Elections & Campaign Management from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Villanova University.


Celebrating its 150th year in 2016, The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the leading property-casualty insurance trade organization, representing approximately 320 insurers that write more than $125 billion in premiums each year. AIA member companies offer all types of property - casualty insurance, including personal and commercial auto insurance, commercial property and liability coverage, specialty, workers' compensation, homeowners' insurance, medical malpractice coverage, and product liability insurance.

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Media Contacts

Maggie Seidel
(202) 828-7196

Benjamin Tomchik
(202) 828-7129