Calif. Commissioner-Elect Jones Makes Executive Appointments

December 30, 2010

California Insurance Commissioner-Elect has appointed his executive team at the Department of Insurance. The team includes:

  • Chief Deputy Commissioner Nettie Hoge;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Health Policy Janice Rocco;
  • Special Counsel and Deputy Commissioner Geoff Margolis;
  • Deputy Commissioner and Legislative Director Michael Martinez;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Community Programs Chris Shultz;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Policy Patricia Teneso Sturdevant.

Jones said he would retain current DOI staff members:

  • Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel Adam Cole;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Consumer Services and Market Conduct Tony Cignarale;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Communications and Press RElations Byron Tucker;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Financial Surveillance Sherwood Girion;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Enforcement Rick Plein;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Rate Regulation, Joel Laucher;
  • Deputy Commissioner, Administration and Licensing Services Robin E. Baker;
  • Deputy General Counsel Patricia Staggs;
  • Press Secretary, Communications and Press Relations Ioannis Kazanis.

Appointees are subject to approval by Gov.-elect Jerry Brown.

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