Commissioner McCarty to Step Down May 2
Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced today that he is resigning as of May 2, 2016. According to a release from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Commissioner McCarty is resigning to pursue other job opportunities. Commissioner McCarty has served as Insurance Commissioner since 2003, when the Office of Insurance Regulation was created in connection with other restructuring of Florida’s government.
“The privilege of serving the people of Florida as Insurance Commissioner has been the highlight of my professional career,” McCarty said in the release. “I am proud of the tremendous accomplishments achieved during my tenure and am grateful to the outstanding and talented staff at the Office of Insurance Regulation who made them possible. It has been an honor to work with various Florida governors, cabinet members, legislators and industry stakeholders in meeting the many challenges faced by our state over the last 12 years.”
“I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities that will allow me to use the skills, knowledge and expertise I’ve gained as Insurance Commissioner. In the meantime, I will continue my service and provide whatever assistance is desired to facilitate a smooth transition.”