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

Raymond G. Farmer
Agency Director
Kendall BuchananDeputy Director, Market Regulation and Public Information
Diane CooperDeputy Director, Licensing and Consumer Services
Gwen Fuller-McGriff
Deputy Director, Legal, Legislative and External Affairs
Dan MorrisDeputy 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.