The head of Maine’s Bureau of Insurance has been named to an executive post with a national trade association.

Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa has been elected vice president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for 2017. Cioppa served as the organization’s secretary-treasurer this year, according to a release from the bureau.

“I’m honored to continue to serve on the NAIC’s Executive Committee, as well as on various other working committees,” Cioppa said. “It’s gratifying to be part of a group of people who share a common mission and duty to the consumers in each state and each member US-territory, while at the same time supporting and regulating the insurance businesses and products we all rely on.”

NAIC regulators establish national standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews and coordinate regulatory oversight.

Cioppa has served as Maine’s insurance superintendent since 2011. He joined the bureau in 1988 as a statistician, then served as supervisor of the workers’ compensation section before to becoming deputy superintendent in 1998.