The Alabama Department of Insurance names Jimmy Gunn Deputy Commissioner

Contact: Jennifer Bowen
(334) 269-3550


The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) announces the appointment of Jimmy Gunn as Deputy Insurance Commissioner. Gunn will succeed Deputy Commissioner Jerry Workman, who has left the ALDOI for a position in the private sector. He will lead the Department’s Producer Licensing, Consumer Services and Rates and Forms Divisions. 

“I am delighted to make this appointment today,” Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling said. “Jimmy is greatly respected by the insurance industry as well as his insurance regulatory colleagues around the nation. I know he will do an outstanding job representing and serving the people of Alabama in this new position.” 

The appointment is effective on October 16, 2020.

Gunn is an insurance regulatory professional who has worked with the ALDOI for more than 31 years, including 11 years as a Rate Analyst and the last 20 years as the manager of the Producer Licensing Division. He worked previously with Southern Guaranty Insurance Corporation (1970-1977) and Safeco Insurance Company (1977-1979). Gunn’s professional designations include APIR-Associate Professional Insurance Regulation, CPM-Certified Public Manager and SILA-F-Security Insurance Licensing Administrator-Fellow.  Gunn also served 23 distinguished years in the United States Army Reserve, retiring in 1995 as a Sergeant First Class (E-7). 

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Gunn is an Auburn University graduate (1969) with a degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Social Fraternity. Gunn and his wife, Mary, have three children and five grandchildren.

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