Big ‘I’ Names New Federal Government Affairs Counsel

Heather Eilers-Bowser has joined the Big “I” Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel. Her role will include federal legislative and regulatory policy analysis and working with members of Congress and their staff on issues impacting the independent agency system and the insurance market.

Eilers-Bowser comes to the Big “I” from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), where she served as legislative counsel and was the point person for legislative and federal regulatory activity relating to financial solvency, life insurance, annuities, Dodd-Frank reform implementation, title and mortgage insurance issues, international insurance issues, risk retention groups, agent/adjuster issues, and more. Prior to her tenure at the NAIC, Eilers-Bowser also served as counsel for Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) and as a legislative assistant to two other members of Congress.

“Heather has that rare combination of Capitol Hill experience from working with various congressional offices and insurance policy expertise from her time with the NAIC and will put that knowledge to good use in her new role,” says Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs. “We welcome her to the Big ‘I’ government affairs team and look forward to her contributions to our advocacy efforts.”​

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