CAAMP chair: Association taking stock

CAAMP will take the opportunity to re-evaluate its future in the wake of its long-serving president and CEO’s departure.

CAAMP chair: Association taking stock
Jim Murphy’s departure provides an opportunity for CAAMP to re-evaluate not only what a future presidential role should look like, but what direction the association should take.
“We have no plans in mind (in terms of a replacement); the next step for us is we are putting together an analysis to see if the job description has changed and if it needs to be changed,” Dan Putnam, CAAMP chair told “It’s a good opportunity to take stock.”
The national broker association announced Friday the departure of Jim Murphy, who has been at the helm since March 2007.
According to the official CAAMP release:
 “Your Board of Directors has full confidence in the dedicated staff currently in place. The association will continue to focus on the areas that members have told us are important to them: Promoting the benefits of the broker channel to consumers, industry partners, government and other stakeholders.”
Murphy left to pursue a leadership role with a not-for-profit, according to CAAMP.
And his departure caught a number of CAAMP board members off guard.
“My understanding – and I don’t have all the facts – is that Jim had another opportunity and he took it,” Mike Cameron, president and CEO of Axiom and CAAMP board member told “It certainly was a surprise.
“We’ll certainly miss him … this wasn’t a board thing.”