Former Maryland Insurance Commissioner Orr Joins Workers’ Comp Insurer

October 3, 2011

Former Maryland Insurance Commissioner R. Steven Orr has joined Towson, Md.-based IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance as senior vice president of information systems.

In his new role, he will be responsible for managing all aspects of IWIF’s information systems operations. He has been serving as a consultant to IWIF for the past nine months before joining the company.

Orr was Maryland’s insurance commissioner from January 2006 to May 2007. He was appointed to complete the four-year term begun by former Commissioner Al Redmer, who left office in 2005 to take a new job in the private sector.

Orr’s other past experiences include president of Life Settlement Providers, Maryland Insurance Commissioner, and senior vice president and chief information officer for Universal Underwriters group, a member of Zurich Financial Services, Inc. He has also been an entrepreneur, having started and run a computer integration business in Baltimore for 14 years.

Orr has more than 30 years experience in insurance, banking and small business. He holds a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and Certificate of Insurance designations.

IWIF serves as the state’s workers’ comp insurer of last resort. IWIF’s current assets and reserves total $1.6 billion.

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