Jillian Froment joined the Department of Insurance in early 2011 as Chief Administrative Officer and was soon elevated to Deputy Director. Froment is responsible for leading the Department’s policy development and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Department. She is also responsible for working with a taskforce of Ohio insurance industry CEOs to review and implement improvements to Ohio’s regulatory environment and to create a robust workforce for Ohio’s insurance industry. Through these efforts she is working to benefit Ohio consumers by removing regulator barriers that needlessly drive up the cost of insurance while also strengthening meaningful consumer protections.
Froment has more than 15 years of public sector and executive experience with a reputation for streamlining organizations and realizing operational efficiencies. She came to the Department from the City of Marysville where she was the City Administrator and responsible for the smooth and efficient management of municipal services and more than 150 employees. Under her leadership, the city developed a culture of active community engagement, strategic planning and fiscal responsibility.
Froment holds the distinction of being the first Executive Director for the eTech Ohio Commission, an agency created under her leadership. She consolidated two separate state agencies to more efficiently serve Ohio’s citizens. Froment has also served as the Assistant Deputy Director and General Counsel in the Office of Collective Bargaining and as a compliance officer for the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Froment is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, and Union County Bar Association. She is a board member of Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX), a non-profit organization assisting girls in developing the skills to deal with the social, personal, and academic issues of adolescence.
Froment earned a Juris Doctorate from Capital University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University.