Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, a Democrat, has selected Kim Holland, a longtime Tulsa insurance executive, to serve as the state’s insurance commissioner.[@@]
Holland succeeds Carroll Fisher, who resigned in September 2004, 2 days before the start of impeachment proceedings.
“Kim Holland will restore integrity and public confidence to the commissioner’s post,” Henry says in a statement about his nominee. “After all the negative headlines associated with the office in recent months, Kim will provide a breath of fresh air to the people of Oklahoma, the insurance industry and insurance department.”
The new commissioner, Holland, has worked in the Oklahoma insurance industry for 25 years. She has spent the last 2 decades with Team Insurance Group, Tulsa, Okla.
Holland also has served as a board member for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state agency that runs Oklahoma Medicaid programs.