NAMIC Leadership


  • Charles  Chamness

    Charles Chamness

    President & CEO 

  • Gregg  Dykstra

    Gregg Dykstra

    COO/General Counsel

  • Neil  Alldredge

    Neil Alldredge

    Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs

  • Jimi  Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President - Government Affairs

  • Jon  Bergner

    Jon Bergner

    Vice President - Public Policy and Federal Affairs

  • Erin  Collins

    Erin Collins

    Vice President - State Affairs

  • Crista  Hassett

    Crista Hassett

    Vice President - Event Operations

  • Catherine  Imus

    Catherine Imus

    Vice President - Public Affairs

  • David  Middleton

    David Middleton

    Vice President - Finance

  • Sarah  Schnettler

    Sarah Schnettler

    Vice President - Member & Sponsor Engagement

  • Michael  Ulmer

    Michael Ulmer

    Vice President - Operations

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
Vice President - Event Operations

Crista Hassett

As vice president of event operations for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Crista Hassett oversees the association’s in-person and virtual education. During her more than 15 years with NAMIC, Crista has held several education- and meeting-related positions that have given her leadership experience in event design, event technology planning and implementation, marketing, content development, committee management, long-term planning, and operational oversight.

Prior to joining NAMIC, Crista worked at the YMCA, first as membership and marketing director and then as director of business operations. During her time with the YMCA, she earned the organization’s senior director certification, which focused on running a nonprofit from an executive level.

Crista earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism and a certification in marketing from Purdue University. She holds the Certified Meeting Planner designation as well as the Certificate in Meeting Management. She is a member of Meeting Professionals International.