March 15, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Swift Names Bowler Commissioner Of DOI


(BOSTON, MA)Governor Jane Swift today named Julianne Bowler as the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance (DOI). Bowler most recently served the Administration as First Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Insurance, a post she has held since 1998.

"I am delighted that Julie has accepted this new position," said Swift. "Her experience at DOI and her knowledge of healthcare policy make her uniquely suited for the challenges of this position."

As First Deputy Commissioner, Bowler coordinated the oversight of financially challenged health maintenance organizations and insurance companies. She was also responsible for the redesign of the agent licensing and policy form review process. Prior to her current position at the Division of Insurance, Bowler served as an insurance consultant to the Division of Medical Assistance. In that role, she provided health insurance expertise to the Division of Medical Assistance as they designed and implemented the Children's Health Insurance Program.

"I am honored to continue our work here in this new capacity and thank the Governor for the opportunity she has provided me," said Bowler. "None of the achievements this agency has accomplished would be possible without the dedication and talents of the employees we have here. It is a privilege to work with them daily."

From 1994 to 1996, Bowler worked in government relations for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to that, she served as research and budget director for the Massachusetts House of Representatives Republican Leader's Office.

Bowler received her B.A. in philosophy from Assumption College in Worcester in 1985. She received her M.A. from the University of Dallas in 1987 and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2001.