Kevin M. McCarty formerly served as Florida’s Insurance Commissioner at the Office of Insurance Regulation. His comprehensive background spans a career of more than 27 years and includes extensive experience in all facets of the insurance industry.
He began his public service commitment to the citizens of Florida at the Department of Labor and Employment Security in 1988, and then transitioned into a position at the Department of Insurance in 1991. In 1993, his vast knowledge and expertise were vital in developing strategies to stabilize the property insurance marketplace and help Floridians in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Over the next decade, he carefully navigated the insurance market through an availability and affordability crisis while working directly with the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature; which resulted in McCarty becoming a nationally recognized leader on catastrophe issues and best practices.
Due to his role as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Mr. McCarty worked in close collaboration with other state insurance departments including, the NAIC International Insurance Relations Committee, the Life Annuities/Unclaimed Property Task Force and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
Mr. McCarty has received numerous awards during his lengthy career, including Regulator of the Year by LexisNexis, the Spirit of Independence Award from the National Association of Health Underwriters, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Association for Insurance Reform, and Insurance Man of the Year by the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies. He earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida.