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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) today appointed Craig Dunbar as interim superintendent of insurance.
Dunbar, 59, replaces Thomas R. Rushton, who tendered his resignation May 13.
Prior to today’s appointment, Dunbar served as executive assistant to Commission Chairman David W. King. In all, Dunbar boasts 35 years experience in the title insurance industry, much of it in management capacities.
Dunbar said he is looking forward to putting his business experience to use on behalf of New Mexico’s citizens and corporate interests.
“I look forward to serving in this capacity on an interim basis,” Dunbar said. “There are a lot of very talented and professional people who comprise the Insurance Division and I look forward to working with these individuals with an eye toward moving the division forward.”
Commission Vice Chairman Jerome D. Block said he’s thrilled that Dunbar expressed an interest in the interim superintendent position and said he believes Dunbar has the skills needed to keep the division on track.
“In the short time Craig has worked for this agency, he’s done exemplary work,” Block said. “His previous experience in the industry will benefit him and the agency as we move toward finding a permanent superintendent. His willingness and commitment are admirable and we look forward to his service on an interim basis.”
In related news, the PRC announced it will place the hiring of a chief of staff on its May 25 regular open meeting agenda.
For information, visit the PRC at www.nmprc.state.nm.us.