NAMIC Promotes Three to Senior VP

October 12, 2004

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has promoted Gregg Dykstra, Roger Schmelzer, and David Winston to
senior vice president from vice president.

“NAMIC has made some changes to its organizational structure to increase operational efficiency and align functions for greater effectiveness,” said NAMIC President, Charles Chamness. “To recognize expanded duties and responsibility levels, I am pleased to announce these promotions.”

Dykstra heads NAMIC’s Internal Operations Department. Already responsible for human resources, finance, and building services, Dykstra will now also supervise the vice president of the Information Technology Department. A claims arbitration function was also added to the IT Department. Dykstra will continue to serve as general counsel. He has worked at NAMIC headquarters since July 1997.

Schmelzer heads NAMIC’s State and Regulatory Affairs Department. Already responsible for the State Affairs Division and the Legal & Regulatory Affairs Division, Schmelzer now supervises the recently added Public Policy Division. Schmelzer’s department is the focus of NAMIC’s state advocacy and public policy efforts. Schmelzer has worked at NAMIC headquarters since May 1999.

Winston heads NAMIC’s Federal Affairs Department. Winston leads the association’s federal lobbying efforts from NAMIC’s Washington, D.C. office. Winston leads NAMIC’s grassroots efforts as well as the association’s Political Action Committee (PAC). As senior vice president, Winston’s role will expand to include an increased emphasis on development of the PAC. Winston joined NAMIC last December.

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