New York State
Insurance Department


ISSUED 8/11/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JODY HALL IS APPOINTED SPECIAL DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF LIQUIDATION BUREAU

        New York State Insurance Superintendent Howard Mills today announced that he has named Jody Hall as Special Deputy Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Liquidation Bureau (NYLB) effective August 8th, 2005. Ms. Hall will direct the overall operations of the Bureau, which is tasked with the rehabilitation and liquidation of insurance companies. Ms. Hall succeeds James P. O’Connor, who left the position on August 5th to pursue other opportunities. Ms. Hall, a native and current resident of Staten Island, is the first female Special Deputy Superintendent to be appointed to the position in the Bureau's 96 year history.

        "Jody Hall has been a key part of the executive team since joining the Bureau in 2002," Superintendent Mills said. "She has provided unparalleled counsel and leadership to the Bureau over the years, and brings to her new position a wealth of experience in the insurance industry."

        Since September 2002, Ms. Hall has been serving as the Assistant Special Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer of the Bureau. In that capacity, she has been instrumental in the success of key initiatives at the Bureau.

        Ms. Hall came to the Bureau in 2002, continuing a distinguished career in public service, after having served as the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Operations of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. She has extensive experience in governmental service, having worked at various city agencies as well as the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. While working in Washington D.C., she served on the Subcommittee for Economic Development.

        Prior to appointment at the NYLB, Ms. Hall served for 8 years in the Giuliani Administration in a number of senior management positions. These positions included serving as Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services. In these positions Ms. Hall had responsibility for all financial management and operational functions, as well as promulgating departmental policies and procedures, goals and performance objectives.

        Preceding her tenure with City government Ms. Hall served as a Legislative Assistant in the United States House of Representatives, including serving as committee staff on infrastructure and economic development issues. She drafted legislation and policy proposals and participated in Congressional steering committees focused on reinventing government through adoption of private sector practices and controls. She also served as a Graduate Fellow with the United States Senate.

        Ms. Hall is a graduate from St. John's University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia and George Mason University teaching public speaking and speech writing and communication studies.

        Ms. Hall is the New York Liquidation Bureau's representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds and the International Association of Insurance Receivers.

        The New York Liquidation Bureau carries out the responsibilities of the Superintendent of Insurance as Receiver, and acts on his behalf in the discharging of his statutorily defined duties to protect the interests of the policyholders and creditors of insurance companies that have been declared impaired or insolvent. 

        The NYLB has performed this function since 1909, when the New York State Legislature passed the law mandating that the Superintendent assume the separate responsibility of Receiver. In the case of each insurance company in receivership, the Superintendent as Receiver is appointed by the New York State Supreme Court. The Court approves all of the actions of the Superintendent, and by extension those of the NYLB.


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