The New York Insurance Association Inc. honored Cecilia E. Norat, Esq. with the Chair’s Distinguished Service Award at the its annual conference May 31 in New Paltz, N.Y. Norat is a past chair of NYIA and deputy general counsel and director of state relations and Global Regulatory Group for American International Group Inc.
Norat served as NYIA's chair in 2008 and 2009. She was first elected to the association's board of directors in 2000. She has also served on various association committees during her more than 10 years of involvement in NYIA.
Norat currently oversees the Office of State Relations, which is part of the AIG Corporate Law Department and is responsible for relationships with state insurance supervisors and for state legislative developments. In addition, Norat supervises regulatory relationships worldwide for all AIG companies.
Norat joined AIG in 1996 and first served as senior vice president of AIG Claim Services Inc., overseeing the workers compensation line of business. Norat was also president of AIG Vendor Services and was responsible for managing the services provided by third-party claim administrators. Prior to joining AIG, Norat was executive director of the New York State Insurance Fund from 1990 to 1996 and deputy executive director from 1986 to 1990. Previously, Norat served in a variety of positions with major carriers.
A summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Norat also holds a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in New York and in the southern and eastern districts of the Federal Courts. Norat is also a member of the New York City Bar Association.