Amore Voted Chair Of AIA

NU Online News Service, March 23, 3:23 p.m. EST?The American Insurance Association (AIA) said Zurich Financial Services Group chief executive for general insurance John J. Amore has been elected chairman.[@@]

Mr. Amore replaces Jay Fishman, president and chief executive officer of The St. Paul Travelers Companies, as chair of the Washington-based grop.

AIA President Robert E. Vagley said Mr. Amore “has a deep appreciation for the direct impact public policy can have on our industry generally, and AIA member companies specifically.

“His leadership capabilities will guide and augment AIA’s already proven ability to successfully implement the property-casualty insurance industry’s agenda both in state capitals and here in Washington, D.C.”

Michael S. McGavick, president and chief executive officer of Safeco Corp., has been elected AIA chairman-elect.

AIA’s two new vice chairmen are Gregory E. Murphy, chairman, president and CEO of the Selective Insurance Group, and John D. Finnegan, president and CEO of The Chubb Corporation.

Outgoing AIA Chairman Fishman will remain on the AIA Executive Committee as immediate past chairman.