Colorado Insurance Commissioner Riesberg to Resign

June 25, 2013

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Executive Director, Barbara Kelley, announced that Jim Riesberg, insurance commissioner and director for the Division of Insurance, is resigning from his position, effective July 8.

Riesberg has served as Insurance Commissioner since July, 2011.

Executive Director Kelley and the Governor’s Office will begin the search for a new permanent Commissioner of Insurance immediately. In the interim, Doug Dean, Director of the Public Utilities Commission, will also serve as Interim Insurance Commissioner, until a permanent appointment is made.

Dean previously held the Insurance Commissioner position from January 2003 through February 2005.

Bobbie Baca, Supervisor of the Property & Casualty Section in Consumer Affairs will remain as the division’s main point of contact for matters relating to wildfires/disaster assistance for homeowners and insurance policy issues.

Source: State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies

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