Colorado Insurance Commissioner Morrison Steps Down

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.”