Ex gov. joins insurance board

MONTPELIER-Former Vermont Gov. James H. Douglas has been elected to the Board of Directors of National Life Group.

"I am honored to be joining the board of National Life Group," said Douglas, who stepped down as governor earlier this year after serving eight years in office. "National Life has a storied history of delivering on its promises to millions of Americans for 162 years."

Douglas served as governor of Vermont from 2003-2011. Prior to his election as governor he served 12 years as Vermont's secretary of state and eight years as state treasurer. He also served in the state House of Representatives and as executive assistant to Gov. Richard Snelling.

While governor Douglas served as chairman of the National Governors Association. He also has served as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, president of the National Association of State Treasurers, and president of the Council of State Governments. He is currently the Executive In Residence at Middlebury College - his alma mater - and serves on the Governor's Council of the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center.

Douglas' election came at the annual meeting of National Life Holding Company on May 13.

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