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Browning named Insurance Department Deputy Commissioner

Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has appointed David Browning as Deputy Commissioner of the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID).

Browning joined MID in 2001 and has served as the Director of the Financial and Market Regulation Division since 2012. In that role, Browning was responsible for financial and non-financial oversight of companies licensed in Mississippi. He also worked on legislation for the MID and was responsible for maintaining the MID’s Accreditation status, among other duties. 

“David’s financial expertise and years of experience at the department makes him a solid choice for this position,” Chaney said. “He has worked directly with the current Deputy Commissioner and understands the day-to-day demands of the department. This will provide continuity in our mission to serve insurance consumers in Mississippi and make sure that insurance companies remain solvent and consumers are protected.”

Browning is a native of Yazoo City and currently resides in Madison with his wife Ashley and two children, Campbell and Carson. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Delta State University in May of 1999. Prior to joining MID, Browning worked in the Bond Division of the State Treasurer’s Office.

Browning’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2024 – upon the retirement of Deputy Commissioner Mark Haire. Haire was named General Counsel of MID in 2001 and appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2009.

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