Florida Insurance Commissioner Selected Regulator of the Year by LexisNexis Insurance Law Center
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has been selected as the Regulator of the Year by the LexisNexis Insurance Law Center's (ILC) Advisory Board Person of the Year Awards for 2008. According to the ILC, nearly 50 nominations were received for its four award categories: Regulator of the Year, Policyholder Attorney of the Year, Insurer Attorney of the Year and Insurance Jurist of the Year.
"Based upon the large number of comments received from community participants in support of Commissioner McCarty's nomination and the strong support for his candidacy expressed by the regulatory community, the Board concludes that Kevin McCarty is the international, federal, state, or local regulator who had most impact during 2008," the ILC said in its announcement.
LexisNexis says that the Insurance Law Center is a part of its LexisNexis communities (http://lexisnexis.com/communities
), a group of online Web 2.0 hubs designed to bring together legal practitioners in 16 practice areas worldwide to expand their knowledge, interact with colleagues and gain recognition as experts.
Commissioner McCarty has served as Florida's insurance commissioner since 2003. He has degrees in law and political science, both from the University of Florida. The commissioner's complete bio is available on the Office of Insurance Regulation Web site