RALEIGH, N.C., April 4 -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance issued the following news release:
Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced today the newly appointed members of the Property and Casualty Agent Advisory Committee.
The purpose of the Property and Casualty Agent Advisory Committee is to give the Commissioner of Insurance and the agent community a chance to come together in a working environment to discuss matters that affect the insurance industry and consumers in the state of North Carolina. Goodwin first established the committee in 2009.
"This committee gives agents and industry experts a voice in the regulatory process surrounding the business of insurance in North Carolina," Goodwin said. "It's important for me to meet face-to-face with insurance industry representatives so that we can have an open dialogue about insurance-related issues affecting those who live and work in our state."
The committee members are independent and captive agents and insurance experts selected from three regions -- East, Piedmont and West -- who are appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance. The new committee is scheduled to meet four times a year.
"I thank each of the members for participating on this committee and look forward to working closely with them over the coming year," said Goodwin.
Committee Members (Terms Expiring December 2012):
Committee Chair: Linda Willey - J. Fletcher Willey Agency, Nags Head
Eddie Alejandro - North Carolina Farm Bureau, Boone
James Alexander - Hanover Excess and Surplus, Charlotte
Neil Annas - Granite Insurance Agency, Granite Falls
Leamon Clemmons - Brunswick Insurance, Supply
Chris Copley Agency - Nationwide Insurance, Durham
Skeeter Curtis - Insurance Specialist (Retired), Canton
Cedric Dickerson - State Farm, Wilmington
Stewart Farris - Jackson Sumner & Associates, Boone
Tom Hackney - John Hackney Agency, Wilson
Jim Holland - Maxwell B. Hamrick Insurance Agency, Shelby
Kathy Lance - L. N. Davis Company, Waynesville
Chris McLeod - Smart Choice, Greensboro
C. Kenneth Melvin - North Carolina Farm Bureau, Rockingham
R. J. Myrick - Roanoke Valley Insurance, Roanoke Rapids
David Neville - Triangle Insurance, Smithfield
Rick Pegram - AIANC, Charlotte
Necota Smith, Jr. - State Farm, Greensboro
Kevin Stanberry - Stanberry Insurance, Waynesville
Bill Vogedes - Vogedes Insurance Agency, Edenton
Lynna Wier-Coward - Risk Managers, Ayden
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