This updates our April 14, 2011 blog posting.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced that Kevin Clinton has been named as the head of the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (“OFIR”). Gov. Snyder remarked that Mr. Clinton, in addition to his responsibility for consumer protection, will lead the effort to make Michigan a more favorable regulatory environment for the insurance industry by eliminating burdensome regulations.

Mr. Clinton has had a long career in the insurance industry. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Clinton was a special advisor at OFIR and previously served as President and CEO of East Lansing based American Physicians Capital, Inc. In 2010 he led a successful merger between AP Capital and the Doctors Group.