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NaiFa news TOP STORY Kevin Mayeux is CEO of NAIFA K evin M. Mayeux is NAIFA's chief executive officer. He joined the association on July 1 and succeeds Dr. Susan B. Waters, who served as CEO from 2010 until her passing in December 2014. Mayeux, 45, was executive vice president, chief officer for North American operations and general counsel for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), an international professional society with 185,000 members throughout 190 countries. In his leadership capacities, Mayeux oversaw more than 100 staff members at the Altamonte Springs, Fla., location. He has relocated to the Washington, D.C., area to manage operations from NAIFA's headquarters in Falls Church, Va. "Kevin is a successful and energetic association executive with a portfolio that addresses the needs and priorities identified by the NAIFA Board to move our Federation forward," said NAIFA President Juli McNeely, LUTCF, CFP, CLU. "Kevin's management experience and track record for organizational growth will serve the Federation and our members well as NAIFA continues to adapt to the changing needs of this industry. We are an organization led by purpose: to help our members protect and grow their practices so they can serve America's families and businesses who rely on our products to secure their financial futures. Kevin's nearly 20-year association management career and his passion for growth and strategic direction make him the ideal choice to lead NAIFA." As CEO of NAIFA, Mayeux oversees a staff of 58 in Falls Church. He manages all external affairs of the association, including relationships with life, health and financial service companies, other industry organizations, legislators and regulators. Internally, Mayeux 40 ADVISOR TODAY | September/October 2015 manages day-to-day headquarters operations, provides support and advice to NAIFA's Board of Trustees and committees, coordinates Federation activities, and oversees NAIFA's operating policies and procedures. At IIA, Mayeux's responsibilities included membership services, chapter relations (158 in North America), advocating before legislators and regulators on Capitol Hill, budget operations, professional development and formulation and execution of strategic plans. Mayeux, who holds a J.D. from the University of Florida, also served as the global chief of member relations and general counsel, where he oversaw legal affairs, and interacted directly with 106 affiliated institutes globally. From 2011 to 2014, Mayeux was executive director of IIA's Research Foundation, in addition to heading its academic foundation. Mayeux joined IIA in 2010. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis-based Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity from 2000 to 2010. As CEO of the 220,000-member association, Mayeux supervised a staff of 30 and volunteer staff of 3,000. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), in addition to holding a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Mayeux received a bachelor's of arts degree in political science and took masters in political science and public administration courses concurrent with his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he also served as student body president. After earning his law degree in 1996, he worked as an attorney at a law firm and soon transitioned into the association arena as executive director of the Tallahassee-based Florida Student Association, an organization representing university students before the legislature, executive branch, Congress and governing boards. Mayeux was at the association from 1997 to 2000. NAIFA Past President John Nichols, MSM, CLU, who led NAIFA's CEO Search Committee, said this about Mayeux: "Kevin Mayeux has the right combination of association leadership capabilities, federation experience, and corporate and government relations talents to lead NAIFA. His strong character, core values and impressive relationship-building talents, combined with his high drive for excellence, will have a positive benefit for all of NAIFA's stakeholders. We are excited to welcome Kevin to our NAIFA family." "I am extremely excited to join the NAIFA team and look forward to the tremendous things that our federation leaders, volunteers and staff will do to enhance the profession and serve our members in the months and years ahead. NAIFA has a 125-year legacy of excellence serving insurance professionals and financial advisors, who in turn help Americans better secure their financial futures," Mayeux said. "I'm looking forward to engaging with our members, federation leaders, and partners as we work to ensure that NAIFA is an indispensable part of our members' success."

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Advisor Today - September/October 2015

Why You Need a Mentor
The Key Attributes of Top Performers
Success Tips from a Golden Gloves Boxer
How I Use Social Media to Build my Practice
Getting Started on LinkedIn
Discussing Your Client’s LTC Needs in Retirement
How to Boost Your LTCI Production
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Providing a Retirement Safety Net
Ongoing Challenges, New Solutions
Four Under Forty
NAIFA’s 125th Anniversary
Demystifying CPA Alliances
Building Your Natural Audience
Holding Workshops?
Ideas to Help You Sell More
Special-Needs Planning
Planning for Divorced or Widowed Women

Advisor Today - September/October 2015