The Geneva Association announced Monday that its Secretary General, John H. Fitzpatrick, has informed the board of association that he will not stand for reelection at its next General Assembly in May 2014. Fitzpatrick was elected to a two-year term as Secretary General at the 39thAnnual General Assembly in Washington, DC in June 2012.

Commenting on his decision to not stand for reelection Fitzpatrick said, “It has been a pleasure and an honor to lead The Geneva Association during this important period of time. My mission was to increase the visibility and influence of The Geneva Association and I feel we have accomplished this goal. However, given the increasing agenda of The Geneva Association, I believe the Association would benefit from a new leadership to advance the goals of its membership. I want to give the Board as much opportunity as is possible to start the search for a new Secretary General and arrange an orderly transition for the Membership.”

The board of The Geneva Association will immediately commence a search for the next Secretary General.

In a statement announcing the move, Mike McGavick, chairman of The Geneva Association board thanked Fitzpatrick for his service to the association, “and especially for his representation with regulatory bodies and industry events” on behalf of the association. “It is a period of profound change for the insurance industry and John’s voice in these forums has been very helpful in advancing our cause,” McGavick said.