BURLINGTON, Vt. (12/20/10)--Vermont Governor-elect Peter Shumlin named Steve Kimbell as commissioner of Vermont’s Banking, Insurance, Securities and Healthcare Administration (BISHCA), said the Association of Vermont Credit Unions. BISHCA houses state-chartered credit unions’ regulatory agency. Recently retired, Kimbell has headed the state legislative practice of Montpelier firm Kimbell, Storrow, Buckley & Hughes, which is affiliated with Vermont's largest governmental and public relations firm, Kimbell Sherman Ellis, LLP (Newsline Express Dec. 17) Kimbell served as Gov. Madeleine Kunin’s planning director in the mid-1980s, formulating and implementing her legislative program. Prior to working for Kunin, he practiced law with Vermont Legal Aid. Kimbell will succeed current commissioner Michael Bertrand, who was appointed earlier this year by outgoing Gov. Jim Douglas.