William Henry has been named executive director of Volunteers Insurance Service Association, Inc. (VIS®), a risk purchasing group serving nonprofit organizations in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
VIS® makes insurance programs and risk management services available to volunteers and boards of directors of some 5,000 public-sector and private-sector nonprofits. The organization’s history dates to the 1960’s, when the federal government agency Action requested help in developing insurance standards for Action-funded programs engaging volunteers.
With Henry’s appointment, VIS® has begun a campaign to increase membership and member services, through a number of new marketing and communication initiatives. Henry was vice president and director of communication at The CIMA Companies, Inc., an independent insurance broker with offices in the Washington and Baltimore areas. He also has been director of public affairs for the Associated General Contractors of America, and a reporter for two daily newspapers in North Carolina.