In a statement, Hogan said Birrane would “step into this role with virtually no learning curve.”
Redmer, meanwhile, will head up the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state-created insurer that offers coverage for drivers who are turned down by traditional insurance companies.
Redmer, whose salary was $166,000 last year, replaces Mark McCurdy, who worked for the fund for 28 years, the last five as executive director. McCurdy announced his plan to retire last year and had been serving until a new director was appointed.
Redmer twice has served as the state’s insurance commissioner, which regulates the industry in the state.