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Press Release - January 4, 2011

Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson Announces Resignation

Final day with Department is Friday, January 7


COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson has announced her resignation effective January 10, 2011.

The Department has accomplished much under Director Hudson’s leadership. 

“I am proud of the many changes that we have implemented over the past four years that effectively protected Ohio insurance consumers while encouraging the state’s growth as a vibrant and competitive insurance market,” Director Hudson said. 

Over the past four years, the Department has initiated numerous education and enforcement programs to protect consumers, including seniors and members of the United States military. The Department has also been involved with initiatives to protect consumers from stranger originated life insurance, help Ohio insurance agents be more competitive in the national marketplace, assure that Ohio’s insurance market was safe and sound during troubled financial times, improve access to health insurance coverage for Ohioans, and also collaborated with the Ohio Department of Development and the Ohio Board of Regents to implement an economic development strategic plan directed to the Ohio insurance industry. 

Director Hudson was appointed as the state’s 46th Insurance Director by Governor Ted Strickland in January 2007.  Her successor is yet to be named.


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
John Kasich, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578