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Joe Thesing, Vice President, State Affairs

Joe Thesing

Joe Thesing is the Vice President of State Affairs at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). He oversees the association’s 50-state legislative program. Under Joe’s guidance, the state affairs directors lead NAMIC’s continuing efforts to affect change in the states by working in collaboration with state insurance trade associations – a core principle of NAMIC’s advocacy philosophy.

Joe works with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, and other national policy organizations on key, high-priority issues.

Joe has been with NAMIC since 2002 and has led high-priority legislative and regulatory efforts throughout the country.

Joe conducts seminars on grassroots advocacy and has authored papers and other publications on the growth of municipal accident response fees, self-audit privilege for insurance companies, and lawsuit lending.

Previous to joining NAMIC, Joe was Deputy Director of Legislative Services at the Ohio School Boards Association and also served as a program director at the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General Janet Reno. He started his professional career at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Joe has a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio University.