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Key Staff

Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor
Lt. Governor/Director

Mary Taylor’s goal is to help make Ohio jobs-friendly once again.

Taylor was sworn in as Ohio’s 65th Lieutenant Governor on January 10, 2011, the same day Governor John R. Kasich named her to lead Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI) to reform Ohio’s regulatory policies, as well as to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. Through these two assignments, Taylor is committed to making Ohio a jobs-and business-friendly state. On January 12, 2015, Kasich and Taylor were sworn in to their second term in office. (read more) 

Jillian Froment
Jillian Froment
Deputy Director


Jillian Froment joined the Ohio 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. (read more)


 Tynesia Dorsey
Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Consumer Relations

Tynesia Dorsey was named Chief Administrative Officer of the Ohio Department of Insurance in September 2011. In this capacity, Dorsey oversees the operations of Fiscal, Human Resources, Information Technology and Security, and Project Management. Dorsey also serves as the agency’s Director of Consumer Relations.  (read more) 

Carrie Haughawout
Carrie Haughawout
AD, Policy and Product Coordination


Carrie Haughawout joined the Ohio Department of Insurance in January of 2011 as Assistant Director of Health Policy to lead the ongoing policy development and implementation of health care legislation. In January of 2014 she was elevated to the position of Assistant Director of Policy and Product Coordination. (read more)




David Hopcraft
Communications Director

David Hopcraft joined the Ohio Department of Insurance as Communications Director in February 2016. He manages the department’s external and internal communications efforts. (read more)



​Amanda Baird
General Counsel


Amanda Baird was named General Counsel for the Ohio Department of Insurance in March 2016. Baird is the Department’s top legal advisor and directs the agency’s legal services operations. (read more)

Chris Brock
AD, Stakeholder and Media Engagement

Chris Brock returned to the Ohio Department of Insurance in September 2016 as Director of Stakeholder and Media Engagement after serving two years as Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor’s Chief of Staff. He also previously handled Communications Director duties for Lieutenant Governor Taylor. (read more)


Allison Conklin
AD, Legislative Affairs

Allison Conklin joined the Ohio Department of Insurance in July 2014 as the Legislative Liaison and was elevated to Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs in March 2016. Conklin oversees Legislative Affairs, managing the department’s legislative initiatives and engaging industry stakeholders. (read more)

Michelle Rafeld
AD, Fraud and Enforcement

Michelle Rafeld was named the Ohio Department of Insurance's Assistant Director of Fraud and Enforcement in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the investigation of unlicensed insurance activity, agent misconduct and suspected insurance fraud. (read more)

Dwight Radel
AD, Risk Assessment


Dwight Radel was named Assistant Director for Risk Assessment in February 2015 and is a key member of the Ohio Department of Insurance management team responsible for the financial regulation duties of approximately 1,700 insurers licensed to do business in Ohio to ensure they are financially compliant with Ohio insurance law.  (read more)



Jana Jarrett
AD, Consumer Affairs

Jana Jarrett was named the Ohio Department of Insurance’s Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs in April 2010 and oversees the Consumer Services Division as it assists consumers on the phone, through Internet communications, written correspondence and in one-on-one meetings. Other activities of the division include meeting insurance industry professionals and managing the Missing Life Policy Search program. (read more)

Laura Miller
AD, Product Regulation and Actuarial Services



Laura Miller joined the Ohio Department of Insurance as Chief of the Product Regulation and Actuarial Services’ Life and Health section in July 2013. She was promoted to Assistant Director of Product Regulation and Actuarial Services in February 2015. Overseeing a complex operation, Miller is responsible for ensuring insurance company product and rate filings are compliant with applicable state and federal laws as well as Department rules and bulletins. (read more)



Chris Brock
Todd Oberholtzer
Regulatory Compliance Director



Todd Oberholtzer was named Regulatory Compliance Director for the Ohio Department of Insurance in February 2016.  Oberholtzer focuses on market compliance issues overseeing both the Fraud and Enforcement and Market Conduct Divisions. (read more)



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