21 June 2019Analysis

Jill Eaton named president and CEO designate of member-owned captive

Jill Eaton has been named president and CEO designate of the National League of Cities Mutual Insurance Company (NLCM), a member-owned captive reinsurance company based in Washington DC.

Eaton, who has more than 25 years of experience in insurance and strategic partnership, will take up her new role when NLCM president and CEO Bill Heberton retires in July. In her new role she will oversee strategic planning and cultivate the relationships NLCM has with state league risk pool members and NLCM staff.

NLCM was formed in 1986 with the assistance of the National League of Cities (NLC) and several of its member state municipal league sponsored pools, to enhance the risk bearing capacity of those risk pools. It provides reinsurance coverage and related services to its state league risk pool members, who provide insurance coverage and risk management for thousands of cities, towns and villages in the US.

Scott Hancock, NLCM board chair and executive director of the Maryland Municipal League, said the board had been impressed by her expertise, her collaborative style and her ability to build relationships.

"Jill brings a valuable combination of insurance industry, risk management, and public entity experience and knowledge to our members,” he added.

Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive director at the NLC, said: "State league risk pools are important partners to local governments, helping them manage and address challenges they face.”