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Kreidler names AnnaLisa Gellermann as new chief deputy commissioner

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August 21, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced today that AnnaLisa Gellermann will serve as the agency’s new chief deputy commissioner beginning Aug. 27. 

Gellerman is currently the deputy commissioner for the Policy and Legislative Affairs division. She joined the Office of Insurance Commissioner in 2013 as the deputy commissioner for Legal Affairs. 

She previously served as an executive manager of Insurance Services at the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries beginning in 2007. She managed Legal Services, Return to Work Services, Policy, and Pension programs. She also supervised the Self-Insured Program, overseeing regulation of almost 400 of the largest companies in the state that self-insure for workers’ compensation coverage. 

Gellermann began state service in 1999 as an assistant attorney general in the Washington state Office of the Attorney General. She earned her law degree from Seattle University. 

“AnnaLisa has a wide range of knowledge and experience that will serve the consumers in our state well,” Kreidler said. “She’s also crafted an excellent working relationship with the industry and our legislative partners. I have every confidence in her ability to honor our mission to protect consumers and regulate the insurance industry in Washington fairly and efficiently.”