Susanne Murphy serves as Special Deputy Commissioner at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office). In this position, Ms. Murphy acts as a senior policy advisor to Commissioner Altmaier on a range of insurance-related issues, supervises the Market Investigations unit, and closely interacts with all other operational units of the Office.
Ms. Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in insurance regulation. She began her career in 1983, serving as Staff Counsel, General Counsel and Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the South Carolina Department of Insurance. She was appointed as the first female Chief Insurance Commissioner for the State of South Carolina. Ms. Murphy moved to Florida in 1995 and joined the Florida Department of Insurance as its Deputy Insurance Commissioner, a post she held for six years.
After serving as Assistant Executive Director for the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association, Ms. Murphy joined the newly-created state insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). During a ten year period at Citizens, she held a variety of leadership, operational and administrative positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administration Officer.
Ms. Murphy returned to state government when she joined the Office in 2013.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Ms. Murphy also earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1980.