Sheri Fanaroff named Associate Deputy Commissioner for the Maryland Insurance Administration
Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has named Sheri V.G. Fanaroff as Associate Deputy Commissioner for the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). With this appointment, the MIA’s Executive Team, consisting of Birrane, Deputy Commissioner Greg Derwart, Fanaroff and Chief of Staff Kory Boone, is complete.
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Fanaroff has extensive experience in interpreting insurance contracts, laws and regulations, as well as more than 20 years of experience as a General Counsel, collaborating with and providing strategic legal guidance to senior management and boards of directors.
“Sheri brings a perfect combination of substantive knowledge and executive experience,” said Commissioner Birrane. “She will be a great addition to our senior management team.”
As Associate Deputy Commissioner, Fanaroff will coordinate policy implementation across the agency to assure consistency. This will include oversight of the Office of Hearings. “Sheri will be leading the effort to implement technology to streamline and modernize all aspects of the MIA’s hearing processes, including creating electronic filing options and hybrid hearing capabilities,” Commissioner Birrane noted.
Fanaroff comes to the MIA from the Columbia Association, where she has been General Counsel and Principal Ethics Officer since 2001. The association is a nonprofit community services corporation that serves Columbia, Maryland, home to approximately 100,000 people.
“I am excited to join the Maryland Insurance Administration,” Fanaroff said. “I am looking forward to a new phase in my career that will offer new challenges while putting to use my existing skills and experience.”