NCOIL President Announces 2020 Committee Leadership


Manasquan, NJ( – NCOIL President Matt Lehman, state Representative from Indiana, announced the lineup of Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2020.

“I am excited to work with this distinguished group of legislative leaders from across both the country and the political spectrum as NCOIL continues to examine and enact sound public policy that protects the state-based system of insurance regulation,” said Lehman. “Each legislator has demonstrated knowledge and expertise on a variety of insurance and financial services issues, and I am confident they will be an asset throughout the year and do an admirable job leading these committees,” he concluded.

The NCOIL Chairs and Vice-Chairs are:

Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws: 
Chair: Sen. David Livingston, AZ
Vice-Chair: Asw. Ellen Spiegel, NV

Audit Committee:
Chair: Asm. Ken Cooley, CA
Vice-Chair: Sen. Jim Seward, NY

Budget Committee:
Chair: Asm. Kevin Cahill, NY
Vice-Chair: Sen. Neil Breslin, NY

Business Planning Committee:
Chair: Rep. Matt Lehman, IN
Vice-Chair: Asm. Ken Cooley, CA

Financial Services & Multi Lines Issues Committee

Chair: Rep. Edmond Jordan (LA)

Vice Chair: Rep. Jim Dunnigan (UT)

Health Insurance & Long Term Care Issues Committee 

Chair: Asw. Pam Hunter (NY)

Vice Chair: Asw. Deborah Ferguson (AR)

Joint State-Federal Relations & International Insurance Issues Committee

Chair: Sen. Bob Hackett (OH)

Vice Chair: Sen. Roger Picard (RI)

Life Insurance & Financial Planning

Chair: Asw. Maggie Carlton (NV)

Vice Chair: Asm. Andrew Garbarino (NY)

NCOIL – NAIC Dialogue

Chair: Asm. Ken Cooley (CA)

Vice Chair: Rep. Martin Carbaugh (IN)

Property & Casualty Insurance Committee

Chair: Rep. Richard Smith (GA)

Vice Chair: Rep. Tom Oliverson, M.D. (TX)

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Committee

Chair: Rep. Bart Rowland (KY)

Vice Chair: Sen. Paul Utke (MN)

Chairman At-Large: Sen. Jerry Klein, ND

The purpose for the addition of the Chairperson At-Large position to the NCOIL Committee Leadership is to oversee general committee activities and serve a committee’s strategic needs as determined by the President at any given time. The Chairperson At-Large may have various responsibilities and tasks during their elected term to the NCOIL Committee Leadership.

NCOIL CEO, Commissioner Tom Considine said, “2020 promises to be an exciting year for all aspects of insurance legislation and NCOIL will work to ensure we are advancing model legislation for the states that benefits consumers while promoting economic growth and solvency protection. This group of chairs and vice-chairs is just one representation of the leadership and experience of the total NCOIL membership. The total membership is committed to strengthening our nation’s state-based insurance system.”

The 2020 Spring Meeting will be held in Charlotte, NC from March 6th – 8th at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. Registration is open – Register Now at

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NCOIL is a national legislative organization with the nation’s 50 states as members, represented principally by legislators serving on their states’ insurance and financial institutions committees. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance and financial services, works to preserve the State jurisdiction over insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act seventy five years ago, and to serve as an educational forum for public policymakers and interested parties. Founded in 1969, NCOIL works to assert the prerogative of legislators in making State policy


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