Talking Shop with Deputy Insurance Commissioner Merced, State Legislators
Our IA&B Advocacy team was in Dover this week for a meet-and-greet with newly appointed Deputy Insurance Commissioner Tanisha Merced, Esq. Merced replaces Mitch Crane, who left the Department of Insurance (DOI) in February.
During the meeting, we were able to learn more about the deputy commissioner’s background as a deputy attorney general at the Delaware Department of Justice and as first assistant county attorney for New Castle County. In addition, we were able to introduce her to IA&B, explain the priorities and concerns of our member agents, and discuss how we can work together with the DOI on initiatives moving forward.
Later, our team met with our new Dover-based lobbyist, Scott Kidner, of C.S. Kidner Associates, and headed to a busy Legislative Hall where the Delaware General Assembly is working hastily to wrap up its two-year legislative session by June 30. Along the way, we stopped in for a visit with Rep. Danny Short, House Minority Leader and fellow independent agent, as well as IA&B-friend Rep. Bryon Short, chair of the House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance Committee, who is not running for re-election this year.