Jane L. Cline
Director of Public Policy
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.4072
mobile 304.541.4833
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

As Director of Public Policy, Ms. Cline is a key leader of the Regulatory Compliance Group. She is also active in the firm’s Public Policy, Advocacy & Reform Group and its Government Relations Practice.


  • West Virginia University, B.S., Business Administration, 1978
  • West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, M.B.A., 1986


  • Consulting with insurance companies and other regulated entities on licensing and compliance issues, developing strategy to satisfy regulatory requirements and providing trend analysis
  • Monitoring public policy and legislative developments regionally and nationally that affect insurance and other industries
  • Providing guidance on state government systems and processes and broad knowledge of government structure and relationships
  • Providing expert witness testimony for insurance industry clients
  • Serving as Chief Executive Officer for West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, the state government agency responsible for licensing and regulating the insurance industry and protecting insurance consumer's interests
  • Serving in numerous leadership roles at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and as its President during the development of the Medical Loss Ratio and other requirements in the PPACA
  • Leading the efforts to pass and implement legislation that led to the successful privatization of West Virginia’s workers compensation system for the benefit of claimants and employers
  • Participating in the development of a solution to alleviate the medical liability crisis
  • Successfully proposing legislation that established a High Risk Pool providing health insurance for at-risk individuals
  • Was a leader in the establishment of the Interstate Insurance Product Commission, which is the uniform standard-setter for asset-based insurance products (e.g., life, annuity, disability income and long-term care)
  • Operating a consulting firm, providing services as a government relations expert specializing in association management and governmental representation for national corporations, local businesses and local associations with interests from advertising to waste hauling and recycling
  • Serving as Chief Executive and operational officer for West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, state government agency responsible for titling and licensing of vehicles and licensing and monitoring of drivers for the purpose of promoting highway safety and revenue collection for highway maintenance and construction
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  • The Shannon Award, WV Independent Insurance Agents, 2014
  • Paul Harris Fellow, 2003, 2010


  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), 2001 – 2011; President, 2010
  • Leadership West Virginia, 2001
  • Past-Chair, Management Committee of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission
  • Former Member, Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors

Community Involvement

  • Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Inaugural Committee, 2013
  • Governor Joe Manchin Inaugural Committees, 2005, 2009
  • Chairperson for West Virginia State Employees Combined Campaign, United Way, 2004 - 2006
  • Vandalia Rotary Club, 2002 - Present
  • West Virginia Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador, 2001, 2002
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