Executive Management Bio: Ernie LaPalm

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Ernie LaPalm was appointed the Deputy Director for Field Operations by Director Gary Weeks on December 5, 2005, after serving as acting since June 2005.

Previously Ernie had served as the Deputy Assistant Director for Insurance Services since May 2003. Prior to joining Insurance Services Ernie worked for seven years for Specialty Compliance Services. He was the Acting Assistant Director and then the Operations Manager handling most of the day-to-day operational aspects of the division. He was involved with budget, human resources, information technology, regulatory and legislative issues as well.

Ernie has also worked in human resource positions for nearly 20 years, including Human Resource Manager, overseeing the personnel, payroll and labor relations services for the department. He also served as the Executive Director for the Secretary of State’s Productivity Board.

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