American Council of Life Insurers Company

101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with approximately 280 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in federal, state, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers’ products for financial and retirement security. ACLI members offer life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care and disability income insurance, and reinsurance, representing more than 90 percent of industry assets and premiums.

Company Staff

Chief of Staff
Brian Waidmann is chief of staff at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). Waidmann joined ACLI in 2011 and provides executive guidance in the office of the president. Waidmann also is responsible for management and resourcing of ACLI staff. Prior to ACLI, Waidmann served as chief of staff for two Cabinet Secretaries, including Governor Kempthorne. He also served as a senior advisor to the transition team of president-elect George W. Bush, and as special assistant for legislative affairs to President George H.W. Bush. Previously, Waidmann was a senior advisor and staff manager for three U.S. Senators and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary
David C. Turner is executive vice president & corporate secretary at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). Turner joined ACLI in 1999 and provides executive oversight of numerous facets of the association, including governance, member relations, and policy coordination through the Board of Directors. He also serves as a primary contact point for CEOs and other member company executives regarding member relations issues and overall coordination of ACLI initiatives. Turner has more than 25 years of insurance trade association experience having held significant posts with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America and the American Insurance Association. A native of Washington, D.C., Turner received a bachelor's degree in political science from East Carolina University and a master's degree in international transactions from George Mason University. He also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, attained in 2004 from the American Society of Association Executives.
Chief Financial Officer
Don Walker is senior vice president of administration and chief financial officer at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). Walker joined ACLI in 2005, and oversees the areas of finance, human resources, administration and ACLI Services (ACLI’s building rental subsidiary). His job responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting, investment management, and employee benefit plan management for ACLI, ACLI Services, and ACLI PAC. Prior to joining ACLI, Walker was the senior director of administration and chief financial officer of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). His responsibilities included finance, human resources, administration, building management and convention services. He worked at ATLA for 24 years.
Dirk Kempthorne
As president and CEO of ACLI, Governor Kempthorne is the chief representative and spokesman for the U.S. life insurance industry before Congress, the administration, in all state capitals and in the international arena. ACLI’s approximately 290 member companies represent 94 percent of industry assets in the United States. Governor Kempthorne’s focus is on the important role life insurers play in providing financial and retirement security to 75 million American families. His efforts help shape public policies that make it easier for families to manage risk and ensure they have protection, long-term savings and guaranteed income-for-life options in retirement.
Chief Operating Officer
Larry Burton is chief operating officer at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). Burton joined ACLI in 2015, and is responsible for coordinating ACLI's state, federal, and international advocacy - along with the organization's communications and public affairs efforts. He has more than thirty years of experience in strategy development, public policy, and government affairs. Prior to joining ACLI, Burton was senior vice president for government affairs at CVS Health. From 2004 until 2012, he was executive director of the Business Roundtable. From 2002 to 2004, Burton was regional coordinator, western hemisphere (North America) for BP p.I.c. based in London. From 1995- 2001, Burton served as BP America's vice president for U.S. government and international affairs based in Washington, D.C. Before joining BP (formerly Standard Oil of Ohio) in 1987, he served in various capacities in the U.S. government including senior positions with U.S. Representative Don Young (Alaska), former U.S. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Ted Stevens (Alaska) and the White House Office of Management and Budget. Raised in Alaska, Burton received a bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.