AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Texas Department of Insurance issued the following news release:
Commissioner of Insurance Julia Rathgeber has appointed Evelyn Miller and Barrie Stokes to the Board of Directors of the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association for terms to expire September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2017, respectively. The board oversees the association's guarantee of performance of certain contractual obligations arising from life, accident, and health insurance policies or annuity contracts written for or benefiting Texas residents.
Evelyn Miller of Robinson has over 20 years experience in procurement of insurance, including providing claims administration and ensuring financial solvency. Ms. Miller is a member of the Public Risk Management Association and University Risk Management and Insurance Association. She previously served as a public member on the Board of Directors of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas Association.
Barrie Stokes of Birmingham, AL is Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Counsel for Protective Life Corporation. Ms. Stokes has served on guaranty association boards in Tennessee, California, Maine, and New Hampshire. She is currently a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar Association, Association of Tennessee Life Insurance Companies and Association of Life Insurance Counsel. Ms. Stokes has worked in the life insurance industry for almost 20 years.