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Insurance Commissioner Announces Senior Staff Change At Office Of Insurance Regulation
Thursday, September 28, 2006
TALLAHASSEE (9/28/2006) – Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced a senior staff change at the Office of Insurance Regulation (Office).  Deputy Commissioner for Property and Casualty Insurance Tom Streukens is leaving the Office to take a position at the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (FWCIGA). 
 
McCarty announced that he has appointed Belinda Miller as the interim Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Property and Casualty Insurance.  Miller has served as the Deputy General Counsel for the Office since September 2003.  Prior to that, she has held a variety of positions with the Department of Insurance, including service as Director of the Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation; Director of the Division of Insurer Services; and Director of the Legal Division.  Miller has a Bachelor's degree from Emory University and a Juris Doctor from Florida State University.
 
"To the same degree that I will miss Tom's incredible depth of knowledge and his counsel, I look forward to working with Belinda in her new role," said McCarty.  "Her contributions to the mission of the Office have been vital, in this new position she will have an opportunity to even more effectively address the insurance challenges of our state." 
 
Streukens will be the new Operations Director of the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association.  FWCIGA settles the claims of insolvent insurers which are authorized to do business in the state. 
 
"FWCIGA is a critical component in Florida's insurance matrix, and the organization will be extremely well served by Tom's talent and experience," said McCarty.   "I could not overstate the value he has brought to the Office; we will miss him very much."
 
Streukens and Miller recently spearheaded the Office's role in the creation of the new Florida Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association which provides insurance for businesses that could not find coverage in the private market. 
 
 
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