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New Jersey Department of
Banking and Insurance

Commissioner Tom Considine

For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2010

For Further Information:
Ed Rogan or Marshall McKnight (609) 292-5064

Considine Sworn In As DOBI Commissioner

TRENTON – State Supreme Court Justice Jaynee LaVecchia administered the oath of office to the new Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance, Tom Considine, today at a ceremony at the Mary G. Roebling Building.

Considine took the oath in front of family, department staff, friends, industry representatives, legislators and other government officials. The invocation was delivered by Rev. Msgr. Kevin Hanbury, superintendent of schools, Archdiocese of Newark. Assemblyman Gary Schaer delivered the Benediction. 

“I am humbled and honored by this appointment,” said Considine. “It is a privilege to serve the people of New Jersey. I promise to carry out my duties – protecting the state’s consumers and promoting the growth and stability of the industries we regulate – fairly, conscientiously and to the best of my ability. I will work to make DOBI the best department it can possibly be.” 

As his family looks on, DOBI Commissioner Tom Considine is sworn in by New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Jaynee LaVecchia at the Mary G. Roebling Building, Trenton, NJ on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

Governor Chris Christie named Considine to the post on January 15; the Senate Judiciary approved the appointment on March 15, followed by a full Senate confirmation on March 22.

Considine, 45, was a vice president with MetLife legal affairs prior to being nominated as commissioner. He had been with MetLife for 17 years.

At MetLife, Considine managed a staff of attorneys and public policy analysts in the Government and Industry Relations Department for the company. Prior to joining MetLife, Considine served as a litigation associate at Connell, Foley and Geiser, a major New Jersey law firm.

Considine, a third-generation, lifelong New Jersey resident, was born and raised in Bayonne and has been a resident of Monmouth County for the last 15 years.

Considine received his JD cum laude from the Seton Hall University School of Law and his BS magna cum laude from the W. Paul Stillman School of Business Administration at Seton Hall University. He is married to the former Anne E. Sullivan, and the couple has a daughter and a son.

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