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Maggie Seidel Named AIA Vice President for Public Affairs

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.


The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in the property-casualty insurance industry. Our members work each day to protect the American Dream, whether that’s a house, car, business or otherwise. Now more than 150 years old, AIA has an unparalleled record of advocating on state, federal and international issues for insurers and their customers. 

Our membership is comprised of more than 330 companies, collectively writing more than $134 billion in premiums each year.

We have the experience of a veteran organization coupled with the innovative ideas that drive our industry forward. AIA is leading the insurance industry into the second half of the 21st Century… today.

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Media Contacts

Maggie Seidel
(202) 828-7196

Rachel Wallen
(202) 828-7149