The Virginia State Corporation Commission has named Scott White to succeed Jacqueline Cunningham as the head of the state’s Bureau of Insurance.
White is on track to take over as the state’s insurance commissioner Jan. 1.
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Cunningham, who is retiring from the bureau, succeeded Alfred Gross as commissioner in 2011. She has been working for the bureau since 1993.
White is now the deputy general counsel for financial services at the State Corporation Commission general counsel’s office. He started working at the commission in 1999.
The Virginia Bureau of Insurance oversees a staff of about 195 people and about 2,400 insurers that do business in Virginia. It also oversees holders of about 248,000 insurance agent and insurance agency licenses, officials say.