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New State Insurance Commissioners Appointed

New state insurance commissioners continue to be appointed following last November's elections. In Wisconsin, public policy analyst Sean Dilweg has been appointed by recently re-elected...
January 4, 2007

New state insurance commissioners continue to be appointed following last November's elections. In Wisconsin, public policy analyst Sean Dilweg has been appointed by recently re-elected Democratic Governor Jim Doyle to serve as the state's new insurance commissioner. He takes the post immediately following his service as executive assistant at the state Department of Administration, where he advised Doyle on legislative and policy matters. Dilweg replaces Wisconsin regulator Jorge Gomez, who stepped down from the post in December to take a job in the private sector.

In Colorado, the 71-year-old mayor of Manitou Springs has been chosen to replace the nation's youngest insurance commissioner. Republican Marcy Morrison was appointed by Democratic Governor-elect Bill Ritter to take the spot of Commissioner David Rivera, 34.

Just before the holidays, New York Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer tapped Eric R. Dinallo to become that state's insurance superintendent. Dinallo, currently the general counsel of Willis Group Holdings, was chief of the Investment Protection Bureau for then-Attorney General Spitzer's office. He was responsible for heading up a series of investigations into unethical practices of the financial services industry that led to the largest insurance brokers in the world facing allegations of wrongdoing and paying billions of dollars in settlements.

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