The IASA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rod Travers joined the staff of IASA as Executive Vice President on July 17, 2017. In the coming year, Rod will work closely with IASA Executive Director, Joe Pomilia, on key initiatives including program development, strategic planning, and member relations. In July 2018, Rod will succeed Joe Pomilia as Executive Director in anticipation of Joe’s planned retirement in September 2018. Since joining IASA in 2000 as Executive Director, Joe helped guide IASA to new heights in providing new and innovative educational experiences and building financial strength. “Rod’s leadership will help IASA build on its position as the premier insurance education and networking organization,” said Pomilia.
Rod is passionate about IASA and its mission, its volunteers, and its members. “I am excited to join the IASA team and help chart the course for the future of the Association. Our industry is evolving rapidly, and IASA is committed to bringing impactful content and experiences to help our members capitalize on that evolution,” said Travers. Tim Morgan, IASA Board Chair, said, “The Board was unanimous in affirming Rod to take on this important role.”
Rod served as IASA President in 2016-2017 and has been an IASA volunteer for more than 15 years. He comes to IASA after 32 years with Nolan Consulting, a firm specializing in strategy, operations and technology for the insurance, healthcare and banking industries. At Nolan, Rod most recently served as Executive Vice President where he led all operational, administrative, and marketing functions. Rod has held many volunteer positions in his IASA tenure including serving on the Board of Directors and on the Management Team as Vice President of Seminars, Vice President of Marketing, and Director of Executive Education.
As IASA Immediate Past President, Rod would ordinarily become the Board Chair. However, with Rod joining the IASA staff, the IASA Board of Directors elected Tim Morgan, Divisional Controller with the AmTrust Republic Group, to continue to serve as Board Chair for the 2017-2018 year.