Gary Anderson

Chair, IAIS Policy Development Committee
Commissioner, Massachusetts Division of Insurance

Gary D. Anderson was appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance by the Governor of Massachusetts on 31 October 2017.  He has oversight of the Massachusetts insurance market, which has historically ranked near the top ten largest insurance markets in the US and is the 27th largest insurance market in the world.

Commissioner Anderson joined the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as its First Deputy Commissioner in February of 2014.  His responsibilities included strategic planning and policy development for all aspects of the agency, while assisting in decision-making and policy development in matters involving all lines of insurance and developing and advocating legislative and policy priorities for the Administration.

His insurance experience began in 1999 with a regional carrier in the northwestern United States.  Just prior to his role as the First Deputy, Commissioner Anderson served as a Policy Advisor and Senior Counsel in the Massachusetts State Senate President’s office, where he was involved in a number of policy areas, from the state’s broad efforts to control healthcare costs to all matters affecting the financial services sector.

Commissioner Anderson serves on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Executive Committee, Government Relations Leadership Council, Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee, Audit Committee and has Chaired the NAIC International Insurance Relations (G) Committee since 2019.   Commissioner Anderson also serves on the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Executive Committee and Chairs the IAIS Policy Development Committee (PDC).

Commissioner Anderson is a graduate of Idaho State University and Albany Law School at Union University.