DOI Director Receives NCOIL Regulatory Leadership Award

Tuesday March 14, 2023

Contact: Julie Robinson, 208-334-4312

BOISE, ID (March 14, 2023) – Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean L. Cameron received the National Council of Insurance Legislators’ 2022 Regulatory Leadership Award during the 2023 NCOIL Spring Meeting. This is only the second time this recognition has been awarded.

Director Cameron has been actively involved in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). He served as NAIC Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President, and was NAIC President in 2022. He is currently the Immediate Past-President.

Cameron was recognized for his accomplishments in fostering collaborative relationships between insurance regulators and legislators, as well as defending the state-based insurance regulatory system.

“I am honored and humbled by this recognition. I strongly believe collaboration is critical in protecting consumers,” said Director Cameron.

Cameron was first appointed to serve as Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, effective June 15, 2015.  Director Cameron was then re-appointed by Governor Brad Little on January 4, 2019, and again January 6, 2023, to continue his service as Director of the Department.

Cameron was a third-generation insurance agent for 32 years. He has 32 years of experience in state government with 25 of those years serving in the Idaho State Senate. During his tenure in the Senate, he chaired the Health Care Task Force, the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee, - the Senate Finance Committee and Co-Chaired the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee (JFAC) the state budget committee.


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