One thing that has kept AICP such a strong and meaningful association is our ability to adapt. We started as the Society of State Filers, focusing on property and casualty filings. In the mid-1990s the association welcomed its first life and health members and broadened outreach to compliance more broadly. We took on a new name, the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, to recognize that expansion.
We continue this evolution today, spurred on, in many cases, by changes in our industry. Our members work in a variety of insurance related businesses – carriers, insurtechs, regulatory, consulting, and more – and they work in new environments – in-person, remote, hybrid. With all this diversity in our work environments, it’s important for our association to have similar diversity to continue meeting our member’s needs.
With this in mind, the Board of Directors is currently exploring opportunities to restructure our leadership team. While this has been discussed for a number of years, changes over the last year are pushing us to dedicate resources to this idea and see if change makes sense. To that end, we’ve put together a focus group to examine various ideas and make their recommendations to the Board. As a member driven organization, you will have the opportunity to vote on the changes, if any, that are eventually put forward.
While we are doing the work to evaluate what is best for the future of AICP, we have made the difficult decision to put a hold on electing new chapter officers for the upcoming term. Elections for national officers, including regional directors, will proceed as usual and as required by our governing bylaws.
I am so proud to be part of an association that is continually seeking to improve and evolve to meet the needs of its members. Our hope is that AICP will continue to provide engaging industry resources, exceptional networking opportunities, and exciting educational content for a growing and changing compliance community.