On August 28, 2009, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (“DISB”) issued a press release announcing that Thomas E. Hampton has stepped down as Commissioner of the DISB. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has appointed Gennett Purcell, who has been the Deputy Commissioner of the DISB since December 2008, to replace Mr. Hampton. Ms. Gennett began her tenure on August 31, 2009.
Ms. Purcell was an attorney and member of both the State of Maryland Bar and the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar. She previously worked at a private law firm, specializing in insurance, estate planning and surety bond financing.