Tuesday, March 28, 2006

NAPSLO hires Director of Government Affairs

NAPSLO has named Steven P. Stephan, CPCU, ARe, as Director of Government Relations for the Association. In the new position Mr. Stephan will be responsible for the Association’s government affairs activities at the state level, including working with the NAIC, NCOIL, and other industry organizations and also assisting the Board on legislative and regulatory matters.

“We are glad to welcome Mr. Stephan to the NAPSLO organization and believe he will be a great addition,” said President Mac Wesson. “He will be able to assist Executive Director Dick Bouhan on the increasing amount of regulatory and legislation actions facing our industry.”

Previously Mr. Stephan was Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Employer’s Reinsurance Corporation. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel of First Specialty Insurance Corporation, Westport Insurance Corporation and Coregis Insurance Company.

His duties included advising the organization on surplus lines statutes and regulations, agent broker and MGA laws; form and rate filing laws; data calls; monitoring new laws and regulation and evaluating the impact of new laws and regulations.

Prior to working for ERC for the past 16 years, he served as law clerk for The U.S. District Court in Kansas and also for a Missouri Supreme Court Justice. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri Law School in 1987 and his undergraduate degree from Central Missouri State University.

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