Joel S. Ario was named administrator of Oregon’s Insurance Division and Deputy Insurance Commissioner, effective May 1. Ario takes over the position from Nancy M. Ellison, who resigned in December. Ario will be under the leadership of Mary Neidig, State Insurance Commissioner and Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services Director.
Previously, Ario served as head of the Insurance Division’s consumer protection department, which he joined in 1995. Ario has also served as an executive manager and public policy analyst for public interest groups and on the boards of the Consumer Federation of America and other nonprofit groups.
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