West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to Retire

May 20, 2011

West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane L. Cline is stepping down June 30.

Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Cline’s retirement on Wednesday. He did not name a successor.

Cline says she is retiring after 30 years in state government. She has served as insurance commissioner for the past decade.

Cline was appointed insurance commissioner in 2001 by then-Gov. Bob Wise. She also served as Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner during the 1990s.

During her tenure as insurance commissioner, Cline oversaw the privatization of West Virginia’s workers’ compensation program and addressed medical malpractice and other insurance issues.

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