Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association names new executive director
Longtime leader Gloria Freeland to retire in March
Former state of Michigan treasurer Kevin Clinton has been named executive director of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association.
Clinton will replace Gloria Freeland, who is set to retire in March after a 40-year career and serving as executive director for 25 years, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.
The association also named Ann Flood, former director of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, to the new position of assistant executive director.
Clinton brings almost 40 years of public and private sector experience to his new role. His background is in business administration and actuarial science. He served as state treasurer 2013-15 and insurance commissioner and director of the DIFS under Gov. Rick Snyder.
Flood, a registered nurse and member of the State Bar of Michigan, previously served under Clinton as chief deputy commissioner of DIFS 2011-13, before replacing him as insurance commissioner and director 2013-15.
"The wealth of experience and expertise Kevin Clinton and Ann Flood bring to the MCCA combines insurance industry knowledge and deep financial expertise that will strengthen the MCCA's ability to fulfill its mission of providing an effective reinsurance mechanism for personal injury protection benefits under Michigan's unique no-fault system," MCCA chair Paul Mueller said in a news release.
The Michigan state Legislature established the MCCA as a private, nonprofit association in 1978 to regulate Michigan's auto insurance industry. The association offers a reinsurance plan for personal injury protection benefits.