Daniel Judson appears to be one step closer to becoming the new President of the Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers. As Agency Checklists reported earlier, Scott Esposito of Horton International along with the Preliminary Screening Committee have been working since the Spring to find a replacement for Ralph Iannnaco, who retired in June of this year.
Mr. Judson, began his legal career at Hunt & White and worked for a number of years with the Massachusetts Division of Insurance in a variety of positions including counsel, deputy commissioner and general counsel. Later in his career, he was a partner at Morrison, Mahoney, LLP and the Compliance Manager of ProMutual (now Coverys.) Mr. Judson is a Suffolk University Law School Graduate and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also claims membership in the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and the American Bar Association.
The selection process now in its final stages was summarized in the minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting as follows:
…Horton went about the search on two parallel tracks. While they did the obvious and collected applications from those people who expressed an interest in the position, Horton also identified more than 200 potential candidates whom they had determined might be a good fit for the position. As a result of the comprehensive effort along both tracks, Horton received formal applications from 33 candidates. Horton then conducted telephone interviews of each applicant. Candidates who passed the first screening were then interviewed by Horton a second time, this time in person. Ultimately, as a result of the Horton recommendations and the input of the Preliminary Screening Committee, Horton presented the Committee with seven candidates for the Committee to interview in person. Prior to finalizing the schedule of preliminary screening interviews by the Committee, one of the seven candidates dropped out. The Committee went on to conduct interviews of each of the remaining six candidates over the course of two separate days….At the completion of all six interviews, the committee discussed which candidate or candidates should be presented to the Personnel Committee as a qualified candidate. After much deliberation, the committee unanimously agreed that three of the six candidates should be invited to interview here today. While the committee was unanimous in determining that these three candidates were qualified to be considered by the Personnel Committee, the committee did not attempt to rank the three in any order or preference…
Ultimately, the three qualified candidates were Douglas Knapp, Frank O’Brien and Daniel Judson. Over the course of two committee meetings held on the 6th and 13th of this month, the Personnel Committee interviewed these candidates with the purpose of selecting one candidate to present to the Governing Committee for a final vote. It is expected that Mr. Judson’s name will be presented for consideration and a vote by the Governing Committee at its next meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.