FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/8/2017
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Joseph Sviatko, 410-468-2458

August Named Associate Commissioner for Hearings

BALTIMORE – Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. announced today the appointment of Victoria August as Associate Commissioner for Hearings where she will have management responsibility for all quasi-judicial hearings, including appeals of consumer complaint determinations and other decisions by the agency’s units. She has served as the Associate Commissioner – Compliance and Enforcement since August 2014. In this capacity, she was the senior staff authority on market conduct compliance issues involving domestic and foreign insurance companies and other regulated entities, including producers.
 
“We are excited to have Victoria transition to another senior leadership role at the Maryland Insurance Administration,” said Commissioner Redmer. “She brings a wealth of insurance knowledge and legal experience to the role of Associate Commissioner for Hearings where she will manage our hearings process, a critical regulatory function that we perform whereby assuring the fair treatment of consumers.”
 
Prior to joining the Insurance Administration, August worked in multiple law firms, where her practice focused on insurance defense and civil litigation. She brings more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, serving as in-house counsel for State Farm Insurance Company, and managing a claims department at Nationwide Insurance Company while attending law school at night.
 
August holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D., Magna cum Laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a member of the Maryland bar and the United States District Court Bar for the District of Maryland. Additionally, she has obtained the Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation designation from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

About the Maryland Insurance Administration

The Maryland Insurance Administration is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the Insurance Administration, please visit www.insurance.maryland.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDInsuranceAdmin or Twitter at @MD_Insurance.
 
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