TRANSITIONS: Permanent commissioner in MN

Grace Arnold is now the permanent commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, as appointed by Gov. Tim Walz (D) Thursday. She replaced Steve Kelley in the role. As commissioner, she heads the department that oversees financial institutions, including credit unions. Previously, she was deputy commissioner of insurance for the Commerce Department, overseeing the life, health, and property and casualty insurance markets in the state. Before that, she spent nearly 10 years at the federal center for consumer information and insurance oversight of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where she worked on the technology turnaround of and policy development during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.