The Department of Insurance is an agency of the Governor’s Cabinet and is managed and operated by the Director who is appointed by, and serves at the will of, the Governor upon the advice and consent of the SC Senate.

SCDOI Leadership

Michael Wise
Acting Agency Director
Diane CooperDeputy Director, Licensing & Consumer Services
Gwen Fuller-McGriff
Deputy Director, Legal, Legislative, & External Affairs
Dan MorrisDeputy Director, Financial Regulation & Solvency
Tommy WatsonDeputy Director, Administration
Michael WiseDeputy Director, Actuarial & Market Services


The mission of the State of South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) is to protect the insurance consumers, the public interest, and the insurance marketplace by ensuring the solvency of insurers; by enforcing and implementing the insurance laws of this State; and by regulating the insurance industry in an efficient, courteous, responsive, fair, and equitable manner.