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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 the director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. Through these two assignments, Mary Taylor is committed to making Ohio a jobs- and business-friendly state.  (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.

Michael Farley
 Michael Farley,
AD, Legislative Affairs

Michael Farley joined the Ohio Department of Insurance in January 2011 as Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs. Farley leads the Department’s legislative program, regularly interfacing with the Ohio General Assembly, Congress, other government agencies, and other stakeholders. (read more)


 Joseph Garber
Chief Legal Counsel

Joe Garber joined the Ohio Department of Insurance in April 2011 as Chief Legal Counsel. Garber advises the Department in legal matters and recommends course of action in legal and administrative proceedings involving the agency. He directs the Office of Legal Services, and serves as a liaison with other state agencies and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. (read more)


 Jeff Rupp
AD, Risk Assessment

Jeff Rupp was named Assistant Director of Risk Assessment at the Ohio Department of Insurance in June 2012. He had been filling that role on an interim basis since November 2011. Rupp has more than 26 years of regulatory experience assessing the financial condition of insurance companies. (read more)

Chris Brock
Chris Brock
AD, Communication

Chris Brock was named Director of Communication for the Ohio Department of Insurance in September 2011. Brock oversees communication strategy and planning while coordinating communication activities for the Department. As a member of the policy team, he also assists in prioritizing Department goals.

Michelle Brugh Rafeld
Michelle Rafeld
AD, Fraud & Enforcement

 
 

Michelle Rafeld was named Assistant Director of Fraud & Enforcement in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing investigation of unlicensed insurance activity, agent misconduct and suspected insurance fraud. 

 

 

Jana Jarrett
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 coordinating statewide counseling and education sessions. (read more


 

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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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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