Karen Weldin Stewart
Delaware Department of Insurance
COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART was elected Delaware's 25th Insurance Commissioner in 2008 and now serving her second term. Stewart regulates a jurisdiction that ranks 12th in the United States in national written premium and contains companies with $489 billion in assets. Stewart heads the Delaware Department of Insurance (DOI), the largest consumer protection agency in the state. She regulates Delaware's insurance industry, ensuring that companies are able to pay claims, and she enforces state insurance laws. Stewart's roots in the state trace back to the 1600's when her Quaker ancestors immigrated to America. Commissioner Stewart was reared in Claymont, Delaware and is the daughter of the late Walter J. Weldin and Concepcion Fernandez Weldin. She is a graduate of Claymont High School and Brandywine College. In 1991, Stewart founded the International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR) and was elected three times as President. Stewart received her Certification for Insurance Receiver, multiple lines in 1995 (CIR-ML). Commissioner Stewart currently serves on 20 NAIC committees, task forces and working groups. She serves as the vice chair of the NAIC's Receivership and Insolvency (E) Task Force. Additionally, Commissioner Stewart is a member of the Supervisory College of Berkshire Hathaway, AIG, MetLife, SCOR, Sun Life, XL Group, Zurich, Munich, Fairfax Financial, Partner RE Group and Swiss RE. Commissioner Stewart contributes to numerous boards and is currently serving on the State Employee Benefits Committee, Delaware Health Care Commission, the Deferred Compensation Council and the Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.