Tynesia Dorsey was appointed to serve as Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance by Governor Mike DeWine in August 2020. Dorsey serves as a member of Governor DeWine’s cabinet and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the department. In addition to serving as Interim Director, Dorsey has served as Chief Administrative Officer since September 2011. In this capacity, she oversees the operations of Fiscal, Human Resources, Information Technology and Security, and Project Management.
Dorsey also serves as the agency’s Director of Consumer Relations. In this capacity, she oversees the licensing of insurance agents and agencies seeking to do business in Ohio as well as the Consumer Affairs Division and Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program who provide direct services to Ohio insurance consumers. Dorsey also works with the agency to streamline processes and increase efficiencies and customer satisfaction.
Dorsey has more than 25 years of public service. She joined the department in November 1998 as a Personnel Officer and moved into the Human Resources Administrator position in May 2007. She was named Assistant Director of Human Resources in January 2008. As head of Human Resources, Dorsey planned and oversaw such activities as personnel issues, benefits, payroll, labor relations, management of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Americans with Disability Act, and employee training.
Dorsey is actively involved with several task forces and working groups formed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She is also an active member of the Labor Relations Advisory Council and the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association.
Prior to joining the department, Dorsey was a Personnel Officer at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.