NAMIC & AFA Director Registry FAQ

 

Finding qualified director candidates for mutual insurance company boards can be a challenging process. The NAMIC & AFA Board Member Registry is a convenient and confidential resource to help NAMIC & AFA member companies with their board member searches. Several common questions about the service (and answers) are provided below. For more information please visit the Registry web page.

What is the NAMIC & AFA Director Registry?

The NAMIC & AFA Board Member Registry provides a service to NAMIC & AFA member companies by assisting with the location and placement of qualified director candidates and, in turn, helping qualified director candidates with locating member companies seeking a director.

How does the Registry work?

1. Candidates seeking board service opportunities complete a brief profile on our website.

2. NAMIC & AFA member company leaders ("members") access the site to search for candidates who match desired criteria. Members have immediate access to contact information for available candidates and are free to reach out to them directly.

Can any company in need of a director use the Registry?

The Board Member Registry is open to all NAMIC insurance company members and American Fraternal Alliance members.

Who is in the Registry's Database?

Candidates have been recruited from among NAMIC & AFA member company boards and staff, both active and retired. Industry consultants or advisors, as well as industry professionals (auditors, actuaries, attorneys, investment managers, accountants, etc.) are also included in the candidate pool.

How does a candidate looking to become a director get involved?

Prospective directors should create an account and complete the brief profile form on our website. All submissions are reviewed by NAMIC staff for completeness and authenticity before they appear on the site.

Does NAMIC conduct criminal background checks, reference checks, verify education, or any other form of authentication on the candidates listed?

NAMIC does not conduct criminal background checks, reference checks, verify education, or any perform any other form of authentication on the candidates listed. In some cases, candidates in the NAMIC Board Member Registry have been referred by association members or trusted industry partners. However, any company interested in engaging a candidate for service should conduct all the normal due diligence that would be expected under any other circumstances.