Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Tracy Hassett to continue as VCIA board chair

Tracy Hassett, president and CEO of edHEALTH, was voted in by her fellow VCIA board members to continue as board chair for 2024.

The vote took place at the Vermont Captive Insurance Association’s (VCOA) 18 October quarterly board meeting. 

The board also confirmed Jason Palmer, director at WTW, as vice chair, Andrew Baillie, programme director for global insurance at AES Corporation, as treasurer, while Gail Newman, vice president of risk management at Bright Horizons, was voted in as secretary.

“As a board, we believe continuity is key right now, especially as we fully invest in a strategic plan development and execution,” Hassett said.

“I can speak on behalf of my fellow board members, and the VCIA staff, that we are truly energised for the task ahead of us and look forward to enhancing VCIA’s value and standing in the captive insurance space.” 

Each office has a one-year term, and the vice chair does not automatically move into the board chair position in the following term. 

The VCIA board has assigned a subcommittee to finalise strategic planning and to find the right consultant who will help facilitate the process.

The board will decide on their strategic planning partner by March 2024.

“Tracy has always been about the big picture, the blue sky for VCIA,” said VCIA president, Kevin Mead.

“It’s only appropriate that she keeps on as chair during this significant period for our association.

“VCIA members and stakeholders will be happy to know that we have the ideal person steering us into a promising and robust future.”