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

SCDOI Leadership

Michael Wise
Agency Director
Diane CooperDeputy Director, Product Regulation and Consumer Services
Gwen Fuller-McGriff
Deputy Director, Legal, Legislative, & External Affairs
Geoffrey BonhamDeputy Director, Financial Regulation and Solvency
Tommy WatsonDeputy Director, Administration


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.