Erin K. Hunter
Deputy Insurance Commissioner and General Counsel
Erin K. Hunter has served as Deputy Insurance Commissioner since April 29, 2019. Erin has also served as General Counsel for the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner since March 31, 2018. From January 25, 2019 through March 3, 2019, she also served in the role of Acting Insurance Commissioner.
Erin was initially hired into the Insurance Commissioner’s Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Division in 2012 as an associate attorney. In that role, she handled a myriad of insurance related investigations and administrative proceedings, including consumer complaints, tax assessment disputes, financial solvency actions, company licensing actions, market conduct actions, and insurance agent/producer licensing actions. As General Counsel, Erin provides legal advice to the agency and is charged with managing all legal issues affecting the agency, including general regulatory policy, outside litigation, administrative actions, public inquiries and outreach, state administered workers’ compensation fund claims, workers’ compensation employer compliance and enforcement, legislative developments and rules implementation, staffing for various boards and councils, Freedom of Information Act inquiries, and other agency personnel, administrative and contractual issues.
Erin attended West Virginia University where she graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Political Science. She then attended West Virginia University College of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2003. Erin has continued her professional development by obtaining designation as a Professional, Academy of Healthcare Management (PAHM) through America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and received a certificate in Insurance Regulation through The Institutes. She is continuing her professional development training and has also undertaken various other courses regarding flood insurance, insurance law, and workers compensation. Erin resides in Hurricane, WV, with her husband and daughter.