Brian Maynard of Louisville was appointed commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance on Jan. 12. He takes over for Sharon P. Clark, who had been in the position since first being appointed in 2008.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, who was sworn in in December, appointed Maynard by executive order. He is now a member of the Public Protection Cabinet, which is led by Secretary David Dickerson.
Maynard has been a contract examiner for Kentucky since 2004 and previously worked for INS Regulatory Insurance Services, a company representing state insurance departments in Texas, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He also served as second vice president of accounting for New Era Life Insurance Company and served in supervisory, consultant or accounting roles for The Freedom Group, United Group Insurance Companies and Life Insurance Company of the Southwest.
As a certified financial examiner, he has approximately 30 years of insurance accounting experience, 16 in the industry and 14 on the regulatory side.
Maynard is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in accounting. In addition to being a certified financial examiner, he also received the AIRC (Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance) designation from LOMA (formerly the Life Office Management Association), an international trade association for the insurance and financial services industry.