edJHEALTH CEO confirmed to lead VCIA as board chair
Tracy Hassett, president and chief executive of edHEALTH, the thought leader in health insurance solutions for educational institutions, has been confirmed by her fellow Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) board members to continue as board chair.
She will also spearhead the association’s strategic plan for 2024.
Additionally, the Board voted on three other positions, confirming Jason Palmer, director, WTW, as vice chair; Andrew Baillie, program director, global director, The AES Corporation, as treasurer; and Gail Newman, vice president of risk management, Bright Horizons, as secretary.
Each office has a one-year term, and the vice chair does not automatically move into the board chair position in the following term.
According to the VCIA Hassett, having years of strategic leadership experience, gratefully received the Board’s endorsement. “As a Board, we believe continuity is key right now, especially as we fully invest in a strategic plan development and execution,” she said. “I can speak on behalf of my fellow Board members, and the VCIA staff, that we are truly energized for the task ahead of us and look forward to enhancing VCIA’s value and standing in the captive insurance space.”
President of the VCIA Kevin Mead agreed with the Board’s approach. “Tracy has always been about the big picture, the blue sky for VCIA. It’s only appropriate that she keeps on as chair during this significant period for our association. VCIA members and stakeholders will be happy to know that we have the ideal person steering us into a promising and robust future. The bylaws have foreseen the possibility of any of the officer positions serving additional terms, so this is not unusual. I can’t wait to get to work.”
The VCIA board has assigned a subcommittee to finalise a strategic planning RFP to find the right consultant who will help facilitate the process. The board will decide on their strategic planning partner by the March 2024 Board meeting. Then, as Hassett puts it, “We are full steam ahead.”