Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that department employee and Gahanna native Karen Vourvopoulos was named "Regulator of the Year" by members of the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (SILA).
SILA representatives lauded Vourvopoulos, a chief in the licensing division, for her work at the Ohio Department of Insurance and with SILA. She also was recognized by SILA for her knowledge, expertise and participation during educational conferences.
Vourvopoulos also was commended for her leadership during the department's agent-licensing system conversion and with the Producer Licensing Model Act.
The Warren E. Spruill Regulator Recognition Award is presented by SILA to an industry regulator who demonstrates leadership and initiative in the improvement of the relationship between state insurance departments and the licensing/securities industries.