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Jane L. Cline, Jane L.

Jane L. Cline

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Charleston, WV
(304) 720-4072


  • West Virginia University, B.S. in business administration, 1978
  • West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, M.B.A., 1986

Professional Experience

As Director of Public Policy, Ms. Cline is a key leader of the Regulatory Compliance Group; she is also active in the firm’s Government Relations Practice.

  • Served 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
  • Led the efforts to pass and implement legislation that led to the successful privatization of West Virginia’s workers compensation system
  • Participated in the development of a solution to alleviate the medical liability crisis
  • Successfully proposed legislation that established a High Risk Pool providing health insurance for at-risk individuals
  • Operated 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
  • Served 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
  • 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
  • Governor Joe Manchin Inaugural Committees, 2004, 2008
  • Chairperson for West Virginia State Employees Combined Campaign, United Way, 2004 - 2006
  • Vandalia Rotary Club, 2002-Present
  • Paul Harris Fellow, 2003
  • West Virginia Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador, 2001, 2002

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