Mr. Kinion became director of the Bureau of Captive and Financial Insurance Products in July 2009. Prior to his appointment, he was the Insurance Department’s senior advisor for regulatory policy. When he became the captive director, the bureau had only 38 captive insurance companies. Today, Delaware ranks as the world’s 5th largest captive domicile and the 3rd largest U.S. domicile with annual captive insurance premiums exceeding $12 billion. In 2013, Delaware was named as the U.S. Onshore Captive Domicile of the Year by Captive Review magazine. From 2014 through 2017, Captive Review named Mr. Kinion as one of the five most influential figures in the global captive industry. Captive Review also named Mr. Kinion as the inaugural recipient of the Captive Industry Advocate in 2016 due to his advocacy on behalf of captive insurance.