What You Need to Know
- Cassie Brown has been at the Texas Department of Insurance since 2011.
- In 2019, the department had about 1,400 employees.
- The department generated about $2.4 billion in 2019 premium tax revenue.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Cassie Brown to lead the state’s insurance department, which has more than 1,400 employees.
Her appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate, but she can take office and perform the duties of an insurance commissioner immediately.
Brown, who has been the commissioner in charge of the Texas workers’ compensation program since 2018, is on track to become the state’s first fully appointed insurance commissioner since Kent Sullivan, who served as commissioner for three years and left the post in September 2020.
Sullivan is now a member of the boards of Incline Insurance Group, a property and casualty insurance program company, and of Texans for Responsible Government, a political action committee.
Abbott, a Republican, will be up for re-election Nov. 8, 2022.
Brown’s own term as insurance commissioner is set to end Feb. 1, 2023.