KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2011) — The National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) is pleased to announce the appointments of its newest board members, Illinois Insurance Director Michael T. McRaith and Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. McRaith and McPeak represent the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the NIPR board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Director McRaith and Commissioner McPeak to our board,” said NIPR Board President and Alaska Insurance Director Linda Hall. “Their regulatory insight will be integral to our continued efforts to enhance efficiency and innovation in producer licensing initiatives.”
Prior to his appointment, McRaith worked 15 years in private practice as an attorney in Chicago. McRaith represented national and regional financial institutions, including insurers, in finance-related litigation. He serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (a high-risk health insurance pool). McRaith currently serves as NAIC Secretary-Treasurer.
McPeak previously served as counsel to the insurance practice group of law firm Burr & Forman LLP. She also served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance, during which time she served on the NIPR Board. McPeak brings to the department more than 12 years of legal and administrative experience in state government.