NCOIL President Announces 2023 Committee Leadership


For Immediate Release
January 4, 2023
Contact: Pat Gilbert
(732) 201-4133

Strong Group of Leaders from Diverse States to Head Committees

Belmar, NJ – NCOIL President Deborah Ferguson DDS, state Representative from Arkansas announced the lineup of NCOIL Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2023.

“I am looking forward to working with such an outstanding group of bipartisan legislative leaders from all across the country who are all committed to advancing NCOIL’s national reach and influence in creating sound insurance public policy,” said Ferguson. “Each legislator has carved out their role and importance to NCOIL as they all have significant knowledge and expertise in the insurance and financial services arenas that will serve them well in leading their committees.”

The NCOIL Chairs and Vice Chairs are:

Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws:                                                        Joint State-Federal Relations & International
Chair: Sen. Walter Michel, MS                                                                     Insurance Issues
Vice Chair: Rep. Kevin Coleman, MI                                                              Chair: Rep. Jim Dunnigan, UT
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Vice Chair: Rep. Brenda Carter, MI

Audit Committee:                                                                                      Life Insurance & Financial Planning
Chair: Rep. Tom Oliverson, TX                                                                        Chair: Rep. Carl Anderson, SC
Vice Chair: Sen. Neil Breslin, NY                                                                      Vice Chair: Sen. Mary Felzkowski, WI

Budget Committee:                                                                                    NCOIL – NAIC Dialogue
Chair: Asw. Pam Hunter, NY                                                                             Co-Chairs: Rep. Deborah Ferguson, AR
Vice Chair: Sen. Travis Holdman, IN                                                                                   Rep. Tom Oliverson, TX

Financial Services & Multi-Lines Issues:                                            Property & Casualty Insurance:
Chair: Rep. Forrest Bennett, OK                                                                          Chair: Rep. Edmond Jordan, LA
Vice Chair: Rep. Tammy Nuccio, CT                                                                   Vice Chair: Sen. Vickie Sawyer, NC

Health Insurance & Long-Term Care Issues:                                     Workers’ Compensation Insurance:
Chair: Del. Steve Westfall, WV                                                                               Chair: Sen. Bob Hackett, OH
Vice Chair: Rep. Rachel Roberts, KY                                                                    Vice Chair: Rep. Hank Zuber, MS

Nominating Committee:                                                                               Chairman at Large:
Co-Chairs: Sen. Travis Holdman, IN                                                                     Sen. Jerry Klein, ND
Rep. Matt Lehman, IN

NCOIL CEO, Commissioner Tom Considine said, “In 2023, NCOIL will continue to work tirelessly to advance model legislation that protects consumers and preserves the proven state-based system of insurance regulation. It is important to remember that the strongest consumer protection is a solvent company at the time of a claim, so legislators must always keep insurer solvency in mind.”

“This group of chairs and vice-chairs that Rep. Ferguson has selected reflects NCOIL’s commitment to these goals and will certainly contribute to the positive growth and momentum NCOIL has experienced the past several years,” Considine concluded.

The 2023 NCOIL Spring Meeting is scheduled to take place in San Diego, CA at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter from March 9th – 12th. Registration is now open here:


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 over seventy 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 when it comes to insurance and educate State legislators on current and longstanding insurance issues.