Long-time TDI senior staff member Doug Slape has been promoted to a newly-created position at the Texas Department of Insurance. According to the Department, Slape has been named “second-in-command” behind Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan. Slape has been with TDI for 30 years and most recently served as Deputy Commissioner for the Financial Regulation Division. He is well-respected in the industry and heads-up several NAIC committees. Slape’s replacement will be Jamie Walker, who currently serves as Assistant Deputy Commissioner of TDI’s Financial Regulation Division. Walker also has nearly two decades of experience at TDI and holds positions on multiple NAIC committees. These senior staff changes are the most significant since Commissioner Sullivan was appointed by the Governor to lead the Department in September 2017.