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March 6, 2023

NAIC President Lindley-Myers Honored as a 'DE&I Trailblazer'

Today, during the Bermuda Business Development Agency’s (BDA) second annual Bermuda Risk Summit, National Association of Insurance Commissioners President and Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers was honored as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Trailblazer, along with Government of Bermuda Acting Financial Secretary Cheryl Ann Lister. The Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, presented the awards.  

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR), EY, and Gallagher Re are partnering with BDA to hold the Summit.

“As ABIR celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2023, we wanted to recognise Chlora Lindley-Myers as the first woman of colour in 152 years to be elected NAIC President. Of course, we could not let this moment pass without also recognising local hero Cheryl Ann Lister, who was appointed Chair and CEO of Bermuda’s integrated financial services regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), back in 2002,” said ABIR CEO John Huff in a press release about the event.

Read the full press release announcing the awards to learn more.

(L-R: Bermuda Acting Financial Secretary Cheryl Ann Lister, Bermuda Premier David Burt, and NAIC President Chlora Lindley-Myers)

About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.