Ohio Gov. John Kasich, R, has picked Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor to be director of the Ohio Department of Insurance and head of an effort to update state regulations.
Taylor will succeed Mary Jo Hudson as the Ohio insurance director.
Kasich also has signed an executive order putting Taylor in charge of an Ohio Common Sense Initiative. As head of the initiative, Taylor will be responsible for making Ohio regulatory processes simpler, more efficient, and friendlier to small businesses and out-of-state businesses that are interested in starting operations in Ohio.