Senior Management

Last Updated: January 8, 2019

Information about the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and other new members of OCI's senior management team will be available soon.


Kate Ludlum

Kate Ludlum was appointed the Insurance Administrator for Funds and Program Management in March 2015. Ms. Ludlum is responsible for the oversight of the Local Government Property Insurance Fund, the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, the State Life Insurance Fund, and all internal administrative duties including budget, accounting, human resources, and information technology for the agency.

Kate has more than 30 years of management, leadership and human resource experience. In 2011, Kate joined the Office of Commissioner of Insurance as OCI's Office Management Specialist, assisting the Insurance Administrator in a variety of capacities. Prior to joining OCI in 2011 she was employed by Verizon Telecommunications in various roles throughout her career.

Kate has a Bachelor's of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Certified Professional - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) certification.


Cari Lee

Cari Lee was appointed as Division Administrator of Regulation and Enforcement in February of 2016. In that role, Cari supervises both the Bureau of Market Regulation and the Bureau of Financial Analysis and Examinations. Prior to her appointment, Cari served as the Bureau Director of Market Regulation in the Division of Regulation and Enforcement. As Bureau Director Cari has overseen the regulatory activities of the bureau including market conduct examinations and analysis, rate and form filings, Wisconsin's Effective Rate Review Program, agent licensing, and consumer complaints.

Prior to joining the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Cari served as the Director of Membership and Marketing for the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW). In this position, she was involved in developing the group's strategic plan as well as annual budget planning, facilitated upgrades in the technical IT infrastructure, and worked on communication issues. She received national recognition for her work on behalf of the organization.

Cari has over 15 years of combined insurance policy and legislative experience working in the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly, in the office of former Wisconsin Governor, Tommy G. Thompson, and with several Wisconsin-based insurance associations.

Cari holds a degree in International Relations and minor in Economics.