Indiana Gov. Mitchell Daniels Jr., R, has appointed Stephen Robertson to succeed Carol Cutter as commissioner.

Cutter took medical leave earlier this year and died Sept. 6 in Indianapolis. Robertson has been serving as acting commissioner.

Robertson began working for the Indiana department in 2008 as director of the Title Insurance Division. He also has been a senior vice president at a unit of CNO Financial Group Inc., Carmel, Ind. (NYSE:CNO), and he has been general counsel in the Nebraska Department of Insurance. Earlier, he was a sergeant in the military police.

Robertson has a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Nebraska.

- Allison Bell