FEBRUARY 19, 2016 - Barbara Richardson appointed as Nevada Insurance Commissioner

Contact: Teri Williams, Public Information Officer

Email: twilliams@business.nv.gov; Phone: 702-486-0407

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2016


Barbara Richardson appointed as Nevada Insurance Commissioner

Carson City, NV- Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today announced that Barbara Richardson has been appointed as Commissioner of the Nevada Division of Insurance. Ms. Richardson will join the Division in March.

The appointment comes after a months-long nationwide recruitment to fill the vacancy after the resignation of Scott Kipper in July 2015. Amy Parks, who served as Acting Commissioner during the interim, will resume her primary responsibilities and duties as the Chief Insurance Counsel at the Division.

Richardson has served as the Director of Operations and Fraud for the New Hampshire Insurance Department for the past eleven years where she managed multiple units including Business, Budget, IT, Human Resources, Criminal Investigation, Licensing and Premium Tax Collection. In that capacity, she served as a state representative at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and was active on a number of working groups and task forces.

Previously, she was an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Franklin Pierce College.  Prior to that she worked as a private practice attorney after graduating from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.   

Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Vassar College and a MBA in Finance from Loyola University.    

About the Nevada Division of Insurance

The State of Nevada Division of Insurance, a Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.9 billion insurance industry. The Division of Insurance has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2014, the Division investigated more than 2,800 consumer complaints and recovered nearly $4 million on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV or download the Division’s smartphone app NDOI Connect today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.