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Michael Yaworsky


Southeast Zone

Michael Yaworsky was appointed as Florida’s Insurance Commissioner by the Financial Services Commission, effective March 13, 2023, after serving as Interim Commissioner for one month.

The Insurance Commissioner is considered the agency head for purposes of final agency action for all areas within the regulatory authority delegated to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR).

Prior to his nomination, Commissioner Yaworsky served as vice chairman of the Florida Gaming Control Commission and as the OIR’s chief of staff from 2017 to 2021. As the OIR’s chief of staff, he assisted in overseeing one of the largest insurance markets in the world by serving as a policy advisor to the Commissioner and managing agency fiscal matters and administrative operations. Prior to joining the OIR, he served as legal counsel for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.

Commissioner Yaworsky serves on the board of directors for Family Promise of the Big Bend, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

Commissioner Yaworsky earned a Juris Doctor (J.D) from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law (Homewood, AL) and a bachelor’s degree in social science from Florida State University.

The OIR is the lead regulatory agency overseeing Florida’s insurance industry—one of the largest, most complex insurance industries in the world. It is housed within the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for administrative, personnel, and technology support.

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