Commissioner Doak Welcomes Gordon Amini to OID

Jun 18, 2014, 15:32 ET from Oklahoma Insurance Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is welcoming Gordon Amini's return to the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) as Senior Attorney. Amini was previously employed at OID from 1977-1981 and brings 37 years of legal and insurance industry experience to the Department.

"I personally feel it's tremendous when individuals like Mr. Amini believe in Oklahoma being open for business and wish to serve Oklahomans," said Doak. "His reputation is well-known and he will provide expert legal assistance with interpretation of state statutes, workers' compensation and new captive initiatives."

Amini is recently retired from Physicians Liability Insurance Company (PLICO) after a nine-year tenure as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He served as board member for the Oklahoma Association of Life Insurance Companies and the Oklahoma Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association in addition to State Vice President of the American Council of Life Insurance. Prior to PLICO, Amini was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for C.L. Frates and Company and First Life Assurance Company.

"I was so pleased to learn of Gordon's decision to return to the Oklahoma Insurance Department," said Larry Derryberry, Counsel for the Oklahoma Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Assoc. "He has enjoyed an outstanding career in both the insurance industry and in insurance regulation, the perfect background for the position of Senior Attorney. Gordon will be a great asset to the Insurance Department and to the people of Oklahoma."

Amini's employment began June 18.

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SOURCE Oklahoma Insurance Department