Judiciary advances DOBI nomination of Kobylowski

TRENTON –The Senate Judiciary Committee approved numerous nominations today, including several judicial reappointments and the head of the state’s Banking and Insurance Department.

Kenneth Kobylowski, acting commissioner of Banking and Insurance for 10 months, talked about what will be a huge undertaking for his department: the response to super storm Sandy, the state’s largest single claims issue.

“We are working to ensure all consumers are compensated fairly,” he said. In response to a question, he said that as of Nov. 30, there already had been 452,000 claims filed. “This storm is unprecedented in New Jersey.”

He said the office, in concert with legislative actions and administration initiatives, has during the past year reformed surplus lines laws, reduced turnaround times, and worked to improve the business climate for the two industries of banking and insurance.

Other nominations that were approved:

 

Tom Bernard, Motion Picture and Television Development Commission

 

Cathy Lynn Blumig, Fish and Game Council

 

Michael J. Bryan, CPA, Director of the Division of Taxation

 

Patricia Connaughton Burns, Wetlands Mitigation Council

 

Peter W. Carmel, New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research

 

 

Jayne S. Carmody, New Jersey Historical Commission

 

Stuart C. Challoner, Tidelands Resource Council

 

Alvin Mark Cheslow, State Council on Developmental Disabilities

 

Joseph G. Demartino, Fish and Game Council

 

Yang Deng, Wetlands Mitigation Council

 

 

Philip J. Diberardino, Sr., Tidelands Resource Council

 

Michael Fernandez, New Jersey Historical Commission

 

Mark J. Fleming, Judge of the Superior Court of Mercer County

 

M. Elizabeth Gantert, Lake Hopatcong Commission

 

Roland A. Gehweiler, Jr., Boat Regulation Commission

 

 

Joseph A. Grabas, Tidelands Resource Council

 

Edward A. Jerejian, Judge of the Superior Court in Bergen County

 

Nelson C. Johnson, Judge of the Superior Court of Atlantic County

 

Robert Kiejdan, Tidelands Resource Council

 

Kenneth E. Kobylowski, Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance

 

 

Leonard Mangiaracina, Boat Regulation Commission

 

Martha Maxwell-Doyle, Tidelands Resource Council

 

George M. McCarthy, Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board

 

Stephen S. Moliver, Motion Picture and Television Development Commission

 

Robert C. Neff, Jr., Tidelands Resource Council

 

 

 

Angela Pantaleone, New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

 

Robert L. Polifroni, Judge of the Superior Court in Bergen County

 

Michael Rhode, New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research

 

Mary Pat Robbie, Tidelands Resource Council

 

 

David C. Roth, Wetlands Mitigation Council

 

Ken Scherer, Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board

 

C. Brad Schoening, Tidelands Resource Council

 

Lloyd H. Tubman, Tidelands Resource Council

 
   

 

Richard Veit, New Jersey Historical Commission

 

Thomas C. Voltaggio, Tidelands Resource Council

 

Douglas K. Wolfson, Judge of the Superior Court in Middlesex County

 
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