The Illinois Department of Insurance may get a leader who has about five years of experience in the insurance industry.
Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker, a Democrat, has nominated Dana Popish Severinghaus to be the department’s next director.
Popish Severinghaus is on track to succeed Robert Muriel, who left to take a job at a law firm.
Popish Severinghaus has been Midwest regional counsel at Allstate since 2018. She is a member of the board of the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.