Members of the Missouri Senate agreed unanimously Thursday to confirm Doug Ommen’s appointment as director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration.

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, nominated Blunt earlier this month.

Ommen served in the Missouri department as deputy director and general counsel under the former director, Dale Finke.

Ommen has a bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University and a law degree from St. Louis University. He is a trustee for the Missouri Council for Economic Education.