(Secretary-Treasurer, Midwest Zone)
Ohio Department of Insurance
50 West Town Street
Third Floor, Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Jillian Froment was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance (DOI) in 2017 by Ohio Governor John Kasich. She serves as a member of the Governor's cabinet and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the DOI.
Froment joined the DOI in 2011 as Chief Administrative Officer and was soon elevated to Deputy Director. Beyond her daily operational responsibilities for the DOI, Froment was responsible for working with a task force of Ohio insurance industry chief executive officers (CEOs) to review and implement improvements to Ohio's regulatory environment and to create a robust workforce for Ohio's insurance industry. Through these efforts, she worked to benefit Ohio consumers by removing regulator barriers that needlessly drive up the cost of insurance while also strengthening meaningful consumer protections.
Froment has actively represented Ohio in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), which establishes industry standards for all 50 states, and has served on the Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force, the Innovation and Technology (EX) Task Force, the Big Data (EX) Working Group and the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits (A) Working Group. She is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC) and was recently named by Columbus Business First as one of the "People to Know" in the insurance industry.
Froment has more than 15 years of public sector and executive experience with a reputation for streamlining organizations and realizing operational efficiencies. She came to the DOI from the city of Marysville, where she was the City Administrator and responsible for the smooth and efficient management of municipal services and more than 150 employees. Under her leadership, the city developed a culture of active community engagement, strategic planning and fiscal responsibility.
Froment holds the distinction of being the first Executive Director for the eTech Ohio Commission, an agency created under her leadership to consolidate the state's investment in the telecommunications networks used by Ohio's public broadcasters and the K–12 community. While at eTech Ohio, Froment worked to advance education and accelerate the learning of Ohioans through technology. She also has served as the Assistant Deputy Director and General Counsel in the Office of Collective Bargaining and as a compliance officer for the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from The Ohio State University.