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

Erin Collins

Erin Collins
Vice President - State Affairs

Erin Collins

Erin Collins has spent nearly 20 years as a policy advocate across the financial services and insurance sectors. Erin currently manages the National State Legislative and Regulatory Team and related lobbying objectives for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. She also leads NAMIC’s involvement with the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and participates in NAMIC’s activities with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

At NAMIC, Erin has testified before numerous state legislatures and Congress on behalf of the association’s 1,400 member companies and their 170 million policyholders on topics ranging from frequency and severity of auto accidents, reform of opioid abuse in the workers’ compensation sector, and pre-disaster mitigation aimed to harden local communities throughout the United States.

In addition to her professional work, Erin is passionate about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization aiming to cure childhood cancers through dedicated cancer research. Erin shaved her head in September 2019 for the cause, becoming the world’s fifth leading fundraiser for that year.

Erin received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Mary Baldwin University and her master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prior to joining the NAMIC team, Erin spent more than six years as the director of government affairs for the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she led all lobbying initiatives, grassroots activity, and the Society’s Political Action Committee. Erin resides in Richmond, Va. with her wife Erin and their son Anderson.