Susanne Murphy joined Meenan P.A. in December 2022 as an insurance regulatory consultant. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Murphy served as Deputy Commissioner of Property & Casualty at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). In this position, Ms. Murphy oversaw the Property & Casualty Financial Oversight, Product Review, and Market Regulation units.
Ms. Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in insurance regulation. She began her career in 1983, serving as Staff Counsel, General Counsel and Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the South Carolina Department of Insurance. She was appointed as the first female Chief Insurance Commissioner for the State of South Carolina. Ms. Murphy moved to Florida in 1995 and joined the Florida Department of Insurance as its Deputy Insurance Commissioner.
After serving as Assistant Executive Director for the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association, Ms. Murphy joined the newly-created state insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. During her tenure at Citizens, she held a variety of leadership and operational positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administration Officer.
Ms. Murphy returned to state government when she joined OIR in 2013. She is the 2018 recipient of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Robert Dineen Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the State Regulation of Insurance.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Ms. Murphy also earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1980. She is not a licensed attorney in Florida.