Alabama Department of Insurance names Jerry Workman Deputy Commissioner

Contact: Jennifer Bowen
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The Alabama Department of Insurance welcomes Jerry Workman as Deputy Commissioner. Workman will succeed Deputy Commissioner and Chief Actuary Charles Angell, who is retiring in July of 2018. He will lead the department’s Rates and Forms, Consumer Services and Strengthen Alabama Homes divisions. “We are delighted to have Jerry join us at the Alabama Department of Insurance,” Commissioner Jim Ridling said. “We know that Jerry will make a significant contribution to the work of the Department and to the people of the State of Alabama.” Workman will work closely with Charles Angell until Angell’s retirement.


Workman brings to the department three decades of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving for 11 years as Director of Government Affairs at Farmers Insurance. With extensive experience orchestrating legislative projects and managing teams across 21 east coast and southern states, Workman’s resume includes executive management positions in claims as well as governmental affairs. 


Workman has served in leadership positions on numerous insurance industry groups including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association. Active participation in other organizations includes the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research, the Alabama Insurance Council, the Georgia Insurance Information Service and the Mississippi Insurance Council. He also was a board member of the South Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association. Additionally, Workman is a former member of the Alabaster, Alabama, City Council.


A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Workman earned a Master of Business Administration from Kent State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Hiram College. He currently lives in Pelham, Alabama, and is married to the former Susan Downs. They have two children, Sarah and Kate.