The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA) announced today that Susan Donegan will be joining the Department as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance on February 14.
Ms. Donegan comes to BISHCA from the Massachusetts Insurance Division, where she served as Counsel to the Commissioner and Hearing Officer. Ms. Donegan holds legal degrees from Vermont Law School, Boston University School of Law and the University Van Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
During her distinguished legal career, Ms. Donegan has worked extensively with the insurance, securities and financial sectors, and brings years of industry experience to her position at BISHCA. Ms. Donegan is also an authority on information technology and privacy law, is a member of the American Arbitration Association, and gives of her time and legal expertise by providing pro bono legal services to several non-profit organizations.
This position marks a return to BISHCA for Ms. Donegan, who began her legal career as a law clerk to BISHCA’s General Counsel while a student at Vermont Law School. She then went on to serve as a special investigator and then as director of securities regulation for the Department.
“I am excited to have a person with Susan’s leadership skills and extensive industry knowledge stepping into this important role,” said Steve Kimbell, BISHCA’s Commissioner. “BISHCA looks forward to welcoming Susan back when she arrives on the 14th.”
The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration touches most Vermonters in some fashion, through its regulation and monitoring of a broad spectrum of financial and health industry activities. Regulated entities/areas include, for example: banks, licensed lenders, credit unions, insurance companies and their products, agents, securities firms, broker/dealers and investment advisors, HMO's and hospital finances.
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