Joseph Annotti is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Fraternal Alliance. The organization represents more than 60 not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies domiciled in the U.S. and Canada. These societies provide a variety of financial services products – primarily life insurance and annuities – to their more than 9 million members, along with a host of other member benefits, from scholarships to financial planning courses, to social networking. Equally important, member societies contribute millions of dollars in direct financial support and millions more hours of volunteer service to a wide range of community service projects and charitable organizations in all 50 states. In fact, fraternal benefit societies’ volunteer networks are one of the most powerful sources for good in North America.
Annotti was appointed CEO by the Alliance Board on March 31, 2008. He is working with the Board of Directors to develop and implement public policy positions that strengthen the fraternal business model, facilitate the growth of fraternal communities, and effectively protect consumers’ financial security. He serves as the chief advocate for the fraternal industry before legislators and regulators at the state and federal level.
Annotti is also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, and for working with the Board of Directors on strategic-planning initiatives. He serves as the chief visionary officer for the organization and the fraternal system, envisioning and helping to create a bright future for strong, vibrant, and relevant fraternals.
Annotti has more than 35 years of experience in association management, and joined the Alliance after serving as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Prior to PCI, he served in a similar capacity with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California. Those two experiences gave him unique insights into both the insurer and producer sides of the business, as well as a thorough understanding of politics and policy.
Annotti has been married to his wife, Jody, for 36 years. They have two adult sons and daughters-in-law, and recently became grandparents of twins, with a third grandchild on the way. The Annotti’s live in suburban Chicago and in their free time they enjoy traveling, theatre, reading, athletics, and visiting grandchildren. They are engaged in volunteer work in their parish and for the local Jesuit high school.