VCIA taps trade associations veteran Mead as its new president
Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), the largest captive membership association in the world, has chosen Kevin Mead as its next president. He replaces Richard Smith, who led the organization for 12 years.
Mead was one of the architects of PrimeGlobal, which was formed by the merger of three global independent accounting associations. It now represents 2,000 partners and 14,000 employees in 90+ countries. He also facilitated its rapid growth, increasing its net income 25% to reach $2.5 billion.
After PrimeGlobal, he was the vice president of Resource Development for Spokane County United Way, the biggest charity in the world; most recently was the executive director of a rare disease foundation. He raised over $3 million for United Way, and while in the rare disease space, won international grants for the foundation supporting patients, most notably in Kenya.
In his new role leading VCIA, he has been tasked with building out the captive industry’s flagship conference, increasing VCIA membership and membership value, while evolving the organization amid the current pandemic and economic challenges.
Andrew Baillie, VCIA board chair, said: “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.”
The VCIA was established in 1985. It 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.