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William P. White Confirmed as Commissioner by District Council

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

William P. White Confirmed as Commissioner by District Council

Commissioner White was appointed on February 4, 2011, by Mayor Vincent C. Gray to lead the agency.

Today, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to confirm Acting Commissioner William P. White as Commissioner for the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB). Commissioner White was appointed on February 4, 2011, by Mayor Vincent C. Gray to lead the agency.

“I am honored to serve as DISB’s Commissioner,” said Mr. White. “I’m committed to helping provide a healthy financial marketplace for District residents and businesses.”

Since joining DISB as Acting Commissioner, Mr. White has focused on structuring DISB's consumer protection and economic development capabilities.

Prior to his appointment, Commissioner White worked as an independent consultant, specializing in developing alternative risk transfer transactions and captive insurance entities for businesses and domicile development including market coordination and regulatory strategies for government agencies. In 2003-2004, he accepted a regulatory appointment with DISB, during which he helped to establish the agency’s Risk Finance Bureau.

Commissioner White earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from New York University, and an Associate in Reinsurance designation from the Insurance Institute of America. A Ward 5 resident, he is married and has two adult children.