Beth Dwyer

Superintendent of Insurance, Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation

Beth Dwyer was appointed Superintendent of Insurance on January 11, 2016. Prior to this appointment she had been employed by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation for fifteen years, first as General Counsel to the Insurance Division and later as Associate Director. Prior to government service, Ms. Dwyer was engaged in private law practice in California and Rhode Island specializing in litigation and insurance regulation.

Ms. Dwyer is a member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and has served as Chair and Vice Chair of various committees, Task Forces and Working Groups. Ms. Dwyer is the NAIC representative to the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel. She currently serves as Chair of the Financial Condition (E) Committee, Chair of the Big Data (H) Working Group, Co-Chair of the Restructuring (E) Working Group, Secretary/Treasurer of the National Insurance Producers Registry (NIPR) Board of Directors and Immediate Past President of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact (IIPRC.) She is also a member of the Executive Committee and the Vice Chair of the Climate Risk Steering Group of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS.)

Ms. Dwyer is a past president of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association. She was awarded the 2010 Rhode Island Attorney General’s Justice Award for Consumer Protection. She completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education.

Ms. Dwyer holds the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from The American College and Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation (SPIR) from the NAIC. She was admitted to practice law in California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the Federal District Courts of California and Rhode Island and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received a JD from Pepperdine University and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Providence College.