New York Governor David A. Paterson today announced the appointments of James J. Wrynn to serve as New York State Superintendent of Insurance. Kermitt Brooks had been Acting Superintendent since the departure of Eric Dinallo in June.
Wrynn is executive director of the New York State insurance fund. He is a founding partner of MacKay, Wrynn & Brady LLP, where he has litigated cases focused on insurance issues and claims on behalf of major companies, their policyholders, municipalities, and public authorities. Prior to that, Mr. Wrynn worked from 1982 to 1992 as a trial attorney with McCormick, Dunne & Foley, specializing in civil trials and appellate practice related to professional malpractice, subrogation, property and casualty coverage disputes, liabilities and insurance. His professional career has provided considerable experience in the areas of insurance, accounting and tax issues.
Effective August 20, 2009, Mr. Wrynn will begin to serve as Superintendent-designate and assume the permanent appointment pending Senate confirmation.
As Superintendent of the Department of Insurance, Mr. Wrynn’s salary will be $127,000.