Posted on 17 Dec 2009
Maryland's insurance commissioner, Ralph S. Tyler, of just over two years has announced his resignation to take a position with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Tyler, the state’s top insurance regulator since September 2007, announced on Wednesday that he will accept an appointment as chief counsel to the FDA.
Tyler's resignation is effective Jan. 8, 2010, at which point the governor’s office will appoint his successor.
Shaun Adamec, a spokesman for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office, said that “there is no time line” to name Tyler’s successor and that the office will conduct a search and make an announcement at a later date. If, Adamec said, no one is selected by Jan. 8 of next year, the governor will appoint an interim insurance commissioner.