The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) said it has picked a Louisiana regulator to be administrator of its insurance division, replacing Joel Ario, who left in July to become Pennsylvania insurance commissioner.

Selected for the post was Scott Kipper, 50, deputy commissioner, office of health insurance, for the Louisiana Department of Insurance, where he directs regulation and enforcement of health insurance laws in the state. His appointment is effective Dec. 27.

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