Louis Pietroluongo will be the acting superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department until Eric Dinallo, the nominee for the permanent post, joins the department.
Pietroluongo has been the department’s first deputy superintendent and chief operating officer since 2002.
Pietroluongo began working for the department in 1998, after serving for 32 years with the New York City Police Department. When Pietroluongo left the department, he held the rank of deputy chief.
Howard Mills, the previous permanent superintendent, resigned at the end of 2006. Mills was appointed to the superintendent post by former New York Gov. George Pataki, a Republican.
The new New York governor, Eliot Spitzer, is a Democrat who organized highly visible investigations of insurers and brokers.