Kathleen A. Birrane
Maryland Insurance Administration Commissioner
Kathleen A. Birrane was appointed Maryland Insurance Commissioner by Gov. Larry Hogan in May 2020. Prior to her appointment as commissioner, Birrane was chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee for the University of Maryland Medical Center Board of Directors. She also worked as an attorney with the global law firm DLA Piper, where her practice focused on insurance and reinsurance transactions, regulatory compliance and related litigation.
During her five-year tenure with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Commissioner Birrane served as principal counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration. In that role, she managed all of the legal work of the agency and served on numerous work groups and task forces of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
In addition to her work in law practice, Commissioner Biranne is an activist and leader in her community. She is a member of numerous community and nonprofit organizations, including the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Baltimore Area Women in Action, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, and the United Way of Central Maryland, where she serves on the Executive Committee of Women United.
She is a graduate of Maryvale Preparatory School, Notre Dame of Maryland University and the
University of Maryland School of Law.