Commissioner Judson will be stepping down on February 24th
Commissioner of Insurance Daniel Judson has announced that he is leaving the DOI at the end of the month. Per the Division of Insurance, his last day will officially be on February 24th. Mr. Judson will be stepping down to take a position as the new president of the Worker’s Compensation Bureau of Massachusetts.
Founded in 1915, the WCRIBMA is “…a private non-profit unincorporated association of insurers that is licensed by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as a rating organization for workers’ compensation insurance in Massachusetts.” Our readers may remember that the long-time president of the WCRIBMA, Paul Meagher, passed away unexpectedly over the Fourth of July weekend last year.
As for the Division, First Deputy Commissioner, Gary Anderson, will be stepping in as the acting Commissioner until the search for another appointee is completed. As of yet, there is no official timetable for when the search for Mr. Judson’s replacement will begin.
Mr. Judson was first appointed Commissioner in April of 2015
A resident of Beverly, Mr. Judson is an attorney with over 25 years experience in the Massachusetts insurance industry in both its public and private facets. While he has been the Commissioner of the Division for almost two years, it is interesting to note that this was not Mr. Judson’s first job at the Division. Prior to his present position as Commissioner, he spent 15 years as an insurance regulator with the Division including holding the positions of counsel, deputy commissioner and general counsel.
After leaving the DOI, he entered the private practice of law focusing on insurance issues as a partner at Morrison, Mahoney, LLP.
In addition to his prior employment with the Division and his private legal experience, he also served as the compliance manager at ProMutual (now Coverys.) . In 2011, after an extensive selection process, he was chosen as the president of Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers, the Massachusetts high risk pool for automobile insurance, replacing retiring president Ralph “Buddy” Iannaco.
A Suffolk University Law School graduate, Mr. Judson is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also claims membership in the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and the American Bar Association.