The Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM) today announced Erin McDonough as its new executive director. McDonough, who most recently served as president and CEO of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA), succeeds Tricia Kinley, who is retiring April 3.
“I am proud to take the reins of such a well-respected organization that serves as a unified voice for the insurance industry, representing auto, home and business insurance companies throughout Michigan,” McDonough said. “During these difficult times, I’ve been working closely with Tricia Kinley and IAM members and staff to ensure a seamless transition in leadership. Our members continue working around the clock to implement Michigan’s new auto no-fault law so drivers across the state can begin to see the long-overdue savings they deserve. As an industry and as an association, we will continue to address the historic challenges facing Michigan today while working to chart a strategic path forward for the future.”
McDonough previously served as president and CEO of MOGA and executive director of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. She brings 17 years of public policy experience and 11 years of executive association management experience to IAM.
“It has been truly rewarding to work with the IAM team and its member companies over this past year, and I look forward to seeing them build on the success we’ve had inside and outside of the legislature,” Kinley said. “Erin McDonough is an effective, forward-looking leader who can take the association to the next level, and I wish her all the best.”
During her time at IAM, Kinley worked to ensure auto insurance companies had a voice in reforming Michigan’s broken, outdated auto no-fault system. She has also been working closely with companies as they adapt to the new law, which takes effect July 2, 2020.
“Erin McDonough knows the capitol inside and out, and her public policy experience and knowledge running statewide associations will be invaluable to IAM and its members,” said IAM Board Chairman Chris Cleveland. “I look forward to working with Erin in the years to come to build on IAM’s strengths as a trusted resource for policymakers, opinion leaders and the media and as an effective partner in connecting decision-makers with the resources and expertise they need to make informed decisions.”