On January 15, 2010, New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie announced that Tom Considine will be the new Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (“DOBI”). Mr. Considine is currently the vice president and government relations counsel for MetLife, a position he rose to since he started at MetLife in 1993. At MetLife, Mr. Considine handles state government relations and public policy issues for financial services, auto and home companies nationwide. He received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations as well as the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association in New Jersey.

Mr. Considine replaces Neil N. Jasey as Commissioner of the DOBI. Mr. Jasey has served as the Commissioner since July 2009.