ANDREW J. BEAL
NAIC Acting Chief Executive Officer; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Beal joined the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 1999. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer in February, 2009. In his current role, Mr. Beal's duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the organization.
While at the NAIC, Mr. Beal has been directly involved in such projects as creation of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact and national product standards for life insurance, annuities, disability income and long-term care insurance; development of producer licensing standards pursuant to the reciprocity requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; development of a global information sharing agreement for state insurance regulators, as well as other modernization initiatives undertaken by the organization over the past few years.
Mr. Beal's prior legal experience includes serving as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and as legal counsel with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. He has also worked in private practice as well as in-house legal counsel for an insurance company. His main areas of focus have been in the areas of corporate, business and insurance regulatory law.
Mr. Beal attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received a BA in History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Oklahoma.
JULIENNE L. FRITZ
Chief Business Strategy and Development Officer
Ms. Fritz is responsible for the executive leadership and strategic direction for the Insurance Products and Services Division within the NAIC. Ms. Fritz has over 18 years' experience supporting insurance regulation at the NAIC and has been involved in the management of a number of NAIC development teams. As the Insurance Products and Services Division Director, Ms. Fritz focuses on the development of comprehensive strategic plans for the growth and expansion of the SERFF and SBS initiatives as well as NAIC publications, financial and securities valuation information. She has worked closely with key state regulatory staff to ensure that NAIC products and services meet the business needs of the states.
During Ms. Fritz's tenure at the NAIC she has worked on numerous business initiatives, including property/casualty research and analytical reports, producer licensing, company licensing, market regulation, rate and form filing, and State Based Systems, an initiative designed to assist state insurance regulators with streamlining their back office operations.
Prior to the NAIC, Ms. Fritz taught economics, business and math courses at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS and Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS. She received her Master of Arts in Economics from Kansas State University in 1984 and her Bachelor of Arts from Bethany College in 1983.
SBS Marketing and Business Development Manager
Roger Graves is an SBS Marketing Manager with the NAIC Insurance Products and Services Division. In this role Mr. Graves has responsibility for the SBS Marketing Team as they work to market State Based Systems to the NAIC membership and the insurance industry. Prior to taking on his current role he managed the SBS Software Development Team has they worked to develop and implement new SBS Services and enhancements to existing services.
Mr. Graves joined the NAIC in May 1994 as a Systems Liaison in the Data Services Department. Since joining the NAIC he has served in a variety of roles involving membership support within the IS Division before moving to the Insurance Products and Services Division in November of 2002.
Prior to joining the NAIC Mr. Graves spent 11 years working at Allied Signal Aerospace in Kansas City. Mr. Graves earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
SBS Marketing and Sales Specialist
Jenny Ness-Hunkin is the most recent addition to the Marketing Team for State Based Systems. Her roles include designing marketing materials, coordinating events for SBS, assisting in product demonstrations and supplementing the tasks of the Marketing Manager. Ms. Ness-Hunkin joined the NAIC in September of 2007.
Prior to working at the NAIC, Ms. Ness-Hunkin held the title of Client Care Coordinator for a real estate agent in St. Louis. A graduate from Missouri State University, Ms. Ness-Hunkin earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a minor in Marketing in August of 2007.