COLUMBUS - Director Jillian Froment announced today the addition of three new members to the Ohio Department of Insurance senior team. All three bring significant experience to key positions at the department.
Mark Hamlin, policy advisor for emerging products, and Jennifer Demory, market analysis administrator, take the helm of newly created positions to assist in the agency’s oversight duties of Ohio’s rapidly modernizing insurance industry. Jessica Schuster is the department’s new human resources director.
"The skills and expertise of these three are real assets in a time when the insurance industry is growing, innovating, and leading not only in the United States but also globally,” Froment said. “They will help our team continue to provide a fair, but vigilant approach to state-based insurance regulation while aligning the department’s resources to meet the needs of a rapidly changing insurance market.”
Hamlin is leading a new initiative to ensure that Ohio’s insurance industry – driven by advances in technology and data – finds a regulatory environment flexible enough to support the pace of change while providing the highest-level consumer protections. Hamlin most recently worked at the Department of Commerce and has served more than 20 years in state government.
Demory will focus on the governance of insurance companies’ plans to safeguard company data and consumer information. Her background includes private sector technology experience, and roles at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Department of Job and Family Services, and Department of Medicaid.
As the department’s human resources director, Schuster has oversight of all human resources functions, such as payroll, benefits, equal employment opportunity, performance management, labor relations, and employee training and development. She has nearly 20 years of experience and most recently served as the human resources director at the Industrial Commission.