Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has announced several staff changes at the Office of Insurance Regulation.

Al Willis has been appointed acting deputy commissioner for property and casualty. Willis was the director of life and health financial oversight and has been with OIR since 1987. Willis is replacing acting Deputy Commissioner Robin Westcott, who was tapped by CFO Jeff Atwater to be executive director of the newly formed Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force.

Steve Szypula has been appointed acting director of property and casualty financial oversight. Szypula was the chief analyst in the oversight unit and has been with the OIR since 1989. He is a Certified Financial Examiner, Certified Public Manager, and was the first in the nation to achieve the National Association of Insurance Commissioners designation of Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation.

Toma Wilkerson has been appointed acting director of life and health financial oversight. Wilkerson was the financial administrator in the oversight unit. A Certified Public Manager, she has primarily worked at the OIR since 1996.