Hassett replaces Baillie as VCIA chair
Tracy Hassett, president and chief executive of edHEALTH, which provides health insurance solutions for educational institutions, has succeeded Andrew Baillie of The AES Corporation as the board chair of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA).
The position is held on an annual basis and Hassett presided over her first VCIA board meeting earlier in October. Jason Palmer of WTW will serve as vice president.
The VCIA said that with years of strategic leadership experience and an intricate understanding of captive insurance nuances, Hassett is motivated to work with fellow board members and staff, as well as energize VCIA members and stakeholders. “It’s an honour to represent the VCIA in this new capacity,” she said. “Our association is strong and smart. My approach is simple and clear: Think big, even blue sky big, and collaborate. By engaging with all captive stakeholders, to include staff and Board members alike, and having open minds, we will uncover new ways to offer even greater value to all in the captive space.”
President of the VCIA Kevin Mead welcomed Hassett: “I first met Tracy when she led the selection process that was completed with me joining the VCIA. Two things stood out then – clarity of thought and approachability. I am confident that the effectiveness that Andrew showed will be picked up by Tracy as she seeks to answer the complicated question of ‘what next’?”
Baillie agreed that Hassett provides a stable transition and fresh perspective for the association. “I am delighted to pass over the chair position of the VCIA Board to Tracy. During my 2021-22 period as Chair, we restored the in-person conference and brought Kevin Mead in as president. Under Tracy’s board leadership, we look forward to the next phase of development for VCIA as it examines how to maintain and continue to grow value services for the members and the surrounding industry stakeholders.”
VCIA’s next quarterly Board meeting will occur around its Montpelier Legislative Day in January 2023.