Carson City, NV - February 19, 2016
Department of Business
and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today announced that Barbara
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.
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.
earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Vassar College and a MBA
in Finance from Loyola University.
About the Nevada Division
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