Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Executive Director Barbara Kelley announced the departure of Marcy Morrison as Colorado Insurance Commissioner.
As of December 1, John J. Postolowski, a veteran state employee and current deputy commissioner of finance and administration at the Division of Insurance, will serve as the interim Commissioner, pending a permanent appointment by Governor-elect John Hickenlooper.
Morrison, a former School Board member, County Commissioner, Mayor of Manitou Springs and State Representative, was named Colorado Insurance Commissioner by Governor Bill Ritter in 2007. She has been a strong advocate for Colorado consumers, bringing several consumer-oriented bills before the Legislature as Commissioner, including the 2010 measure that will require insurance policies be written at a 10th grade reading level by January 2012.
“Marcy is a tireless advocate who worked to balance the needs of consumers with the needs of the insurance industry,” Governor Ritter said. “Her experiences as a legislator, a mayor and as a community leader gave her a unique set of skills that helped her excel as insurance commissioner. She served with distinction, and her positive imprint will be felt for years to come.”
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