The American Insurance Association says it hashired two new staff members to augment its financial regulatory andinternational team.

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The trade association also promoted two current staffmembers.

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AIA continues to be the leading property-casualty industry voicein discussions on financial regulation and groupsupervision of insurers at the state, national, and increasingly,international levels. The association deploys staff toengage proactively and to advocate for an efficient and effectiveregulatory structure that advances private, competitive marketshere and abroad that work for our members and theircustomers. 

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Adam Kerns joined AIA on October 1 as assistantgeneral counsel focusing on financial regulatory issues, andSteve Simchak joined AIA Nov. 26 as itsdirector of international affairs. 

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"Adam's public policy, corporate and financial issue managementexperience, coupled with Steve's association and trade background,make them both well-suited for their respective roles with AIA,"says Leigh Ann Pusey, AIA's president and CEO, in astatement. "The addition of these two well-regarded professionalsto the already strong AIA team will serve our members' interests,as AIA continues to play an increasingly influential role oninsurance regulatory and market access issues, particularly asthose issues evolve internationally."

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Kerns' current areas of responsibility include groupsupervision, group capital, enterprise risk management, corporategovernance, solvency, and climate change. Prior to joiningAIA, Kerns gained experience as director of finance in theGovernment and Industry Affairs Department at Farmers Group, Inc.,an AIA member company. He previously worked as a controller for aLos Angeles law firm, a real estate attorney for a Philadelphia lawfirm, and as an auditor for Aramark andPricewaterhouseCoopers. 

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Prior to joining AIA, Simchak was the program directorof the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI), where he managedCSI's involvement with the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations,the International Services Agreement talks, and bilateralengagement with the European Union, China, India and othercountries. He previously worked in the offices ofCongressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Congressman Bill Shuster(R-PA). 

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Additionally, AIA says Phillip Carson has beenpromoted to associate general counsel and director of financialregulatory policy. Most recently, he served as assistantgeneral counsel.

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Prior to joining AIA in 2003, Carson was a financial auditorwith the international accounting firm of Deloitte and later becamea tax consultant with Arthur Andersen. He was firstintroduced to the insurance industry while working at AllstateInsurance Company. He then moved to United Airlines wherehe was first a manager in United's tax department and later,securities counsel in United's law department. 

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Ken Stoller has been promoted to assistantgeneral counsel. Stoller joined AIA in 1998 as ananalyst/editor in AIA's Legislative Reporting Service(LRS). Most recently, Stoller served as senior counsel.Prior to joining AIA, he practiced workers' compensation law inFlorida and held a variety of positions in insurance, education andsmall business. 

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