McCarty appoints Robin Westcott as Director of Property and Casualty Financial Oversight
-NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION-
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Ed Domansky/Tom Zutell/Jonathon Kees
ROBIN WESTCOTT NAMED DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT AT FLORIDA OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (12/03/2007) – Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced that he has promoted Robin Westcott to director of property and casualty financial oversight with the Office of Insurance Regulation (Office), effective Nov. 28. Ms. Westcott will report to Deputy Insurance Commissioner Belinda Miller.
“I am very happy to have Robin as our new Director, and I have confidence that she will lead our team to do wonderful work on behalf of the people of the state of Florida,” said Deputy Commissioner Miller.
Ms. Westcott has served as the assistant director of property and casualty financial oversight since October 2006, where she monitored companies for solvency and compliance with Florida’s financial requirements for property and casualty insurance companies.
Ms. Westcott began her public service career in 2002, working as a senior attorney with the Agency for Workforce Innovation. She joined the Office in August 2004 as a senior attorney for the legal services unit. As a leader in the legal services unit, Ms. Westcott focused on the creation and licensure of new insurance companies, acquisitions, solvency issues and a variety of other regulatory actions.
Ms. Westcott’s professional experience also includes the private practice of law with a Tallahassee firm. Ms. Westcott replaces Claude Mueller, who recently left the Office to pursue a new career opportunity.
About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. Business units within the Office are organized based on regulatory expertise and include the areas of life and health, property and casualty, specialty lines and other regulated insurance entities. It is within the Office that the mission of public protection is implemented through regulatory oversight of insurance company solvency, policy forms and rates, market conduct performance and new company entrants to the Florida market.
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