A Mid-Atlantic state has recruited regulatory talent from the West Coast.
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has nominated Joel Ario, administrator of the Oregon insurance division, to be Pennsylvania insurance commissioner.
Ario’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate.
Ario, who has been leading the Oregon Insurance Division since 2000 and now is chairman of the health insurance committee at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Kansas City, Mo., would succeed Randy Rohrbaugh, the acting Pennsylvania commissioner.
Rohrbaugh took over in February after Diane Koken, the former permanent commissioner, resigned. Koken is the immediate past president of the NAIC.