Kevin Mead to become VCIA president

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Expert will increase engagement, drive membership, and strengthen impact of VCIA

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Captive Insurance Association, the largest captive membership association in the world, has chosen Kevin Mead as its next president. He starts on February 22nd, replacing Richard Smith, who successfully led the organization for 12 years.

Kevin brings a wealth of association management and financial tact to VCIA, having engineered a merger of three global independent accounting associations and forming PrimeGlobal, which represented 2,000 partners and 14,000 employees in 90+ countries. Kevin then facilitated rapid membership and revenue growth, increasing the net income 25% from 2 billion to 2.5 billion USD for PrimeGlobal.

After PrimeGlobal, he was the Vice President of Resource Development for Spokane County United Way, the biggest charity in the world, and most recently was the Executive Director of a rare disease foundation. He raised over 3 million dollars for United Way, and while in the rare disease space, won international grants for the foundation supporting patients, most notably in Kenya.

Holding two master’s degrees related to association management and finance, Kevin is the perfect candidate to lead VCIA, build out the captive industry’s flagship conference, increase VCIA membership and membership value, while evolving the organization amid the current pandemic and economic challenges. Andrew Baillie, VCIA Board Chair: “We are thrilled to have found someone whose experience and approach perfectly aligns to the continued development of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association as it represents and promotes the interests of its members. We are confident that Kevin’s broad experience will be very complementary to that of the experienced staff of VCIA.”

About VCIA The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), established in 1985, provides lobbying support on both the state and federal levels for its nearly 400 members, and offers captive education as well as opportunities for information-sharing and a network of mutual support that ensures an environment favorable to the continued growth and health of the captive industry and the Vermont captive community. VCIA holds its annual conference every August in Burlington, Vermont, usually attracting over a thousand professionals and boosting Vermont tourism.

Burlington, Vermont, February 1st, 2022 – Vermont Captive Insurance Association

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