BALTIMORE – Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has named Mary M. Kwei Associate Commissioner, Market Regulation and Professional Licensing for the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA).
Kwei joined the MIA in 1998 and has served as Chief of Life and Health Complaints for the agency since 2004.
“Mary has a long and distinguished career serving the citizens of Maryland,” Commissioner Birrane said. “With her excellent leadership skills and deep knowledge of the state’s insurance industry, I am confident she will be an exceptional Associate Commissioner.”
The Administration’s Market Regulation and Professional Licensing Division is responsible for regulatory oversight of domestic and foreign insurance companies and title producers. Oversight is performed through a variety of methods, including comprehensive and target market conduct examinations and investigations.
Prior to being named Chief of Life and Health Complaints, Kwei served as Staff Attorney, Consumer Complaints from 2001 to 2004. She was an Insurance Analyst in the HMO Forms Review Unit from 1998 to 2001.
Kwei played a key role in the modernization of the MIA’s complaints system. She served on the steering committee to develop the new system and was a leader in testing, evaluation and implementation. Nationally, she serves as Chair of the National Association Insurance Commissioners Consumer Information Subgroup.
Kwei is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Maryland School of Law.
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