Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced Jan. 22 that Deputy Commissioner Mitch Crane will end his service to Delaware on Feb. 16.

Crane has served as Navarro’s deputy since the beginning of the commissioner’s term on Jan. 3, 2017. Crane had been serving as a member of the Industrial Accident Board, but departed that post to lend his insurance knowledge, experience and expertise to Navarro’s new administration.

Crane previously served the Department of Insurance as regulatory specialist and director of consumer services under then-Commissioners Matt Denn and Karen Weldin Stewart. Prior to that service, Crane practiced law in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and served six years on the county bench.

“I have known Mitch since I ran for New Castle County Sheriff. I am proud to call him my friend, and I value his service to me, the department and the people of Delaware,” said Navarro in announcing the move. “His knowledge of insurance law, the legislative process as well as the administrative functions as my chief regulator have been invaluable to me.”

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to serve the Department of Insurance and the people of Delaware for the last 14 months. Though I will miss working with the commissioner and the department’s staff, and working for the implementation of his vision, I am sure that work will continue,” said Crane

Crane will continue to oversee matters within his regulatory authority until Feb 16.