New Deputy for the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) has appointed a new Deputy, J.P. Wieske.  Commissioner Ted Nickle announced Wieske’s appointment last week stating he was pleased to have him on board.  A veteran of the department, Wieske has over 20 years of experience within the insurance industry, including four and a half years as the departments legislative liaison and public information officer.

In addition to his position at OCI, Wieske serves as the chair of the NAIC’s Regulatory Framework Task Force and previously served as the chair of the NAIC’s Network Adequacy Subgroup.  Prior to joining the OCI, Wieske also served as the executive director of the council of Affordable Health Insurance.

The deputy position became vacant in May when the Deputy Insurance Commissioner at the time, Dan Schwartzer, resigned to serve as Special Deputy commissioner of the Segregated Account of Ambac.  Schwartzer held the position since January 2011.