Thomson to Serve as Connecticut Insurance Department’s Deputy Commissioner

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced Thursday that she has appointed John Thomson, director of the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Regulation Division, as the Department’s deputy commissioner, effective immediately.

Thomson joined the Department in 2012 to develop a new Captive Insurance Unit. In those three years, the unit has licensed eight captive insurers and registered more than 180 risk retention groups. Thomson also manages the operations of the Department’s Business Office and is the Department’s LEAN Coordinator, overseeing the integration of efficient, cost-saving procedures.

Before joining the Department, Thomson was the editor for International Risk Management Institute, the publisher of Captive Insurance Company Reports. He also was the chief operating officer for energy industry captive, Oil Casualty Insurance Ltd., and has held leadership positions with General Electric, Aetna, Cigna and Hartford risk management firm Towers Perrin/Tillinghast.