• Barbara Richardson Appointed As Nevada Insurance Commissioner
  • March 3, 2016
  • Law Firm: Colodny Fass P.A. - Sunrise Office
  • Barbara Richardson has been appointed as Nevada Insurance Commissioner, it was announced by Nevada Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today, February 19, 2016. Ms. Richardson will join the Division next month.

    Her appointment as the result of 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.

    For the past 11 years, Ms. Richardson served as the Director of Operations and Fraud for the New Hampshire Insurance Department, where she managed multiple units including Business, Budget, Information Technology, 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 the organization's 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.

    Ms. Richardson earned her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Vassar College and her Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University.