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Office of the Commissioner

Chester A. McPherson, Acting Commissioner

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The Office of the Commissioner:

  • oversees the regulation of the insurance, securities and banking industry in the District of Columbia under its statutory authority;
  • reviews and evaluates Departmental performance;
  • leads the Department's planning and implementation process; and
  • exercises its statutory authority by ensuring that each Office/Bureau/Division carries out its functions effectively and efficiently.

The Commissioner:

  • identifies emerging trends in the insurance, securities and banking industries and recommends changes in policy and administrative practices to address these issues;
  • provides support, coordination and advisory functions to the Insurance, Securities, Banking, and Risk Finance Bureaus; and the Compliance Analysis, Enforcement and Consumer Protection, and Market Examinations Divisions; and
  • attends and participates in meetings for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and other insurance, securities and banking regulatory organizations.