John M. Huff

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Director John M. Huff was appointed director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration by Gov. Jay Nixon on Feb. 6, 2009. An attorney, he leads the department that protects consumers through the regulation of professionals and businesses that impact Missourians' lives daily.

Director Huff was elected by his peers to serve as the 2016 president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the national insurance standard-setting organization for the U.S.

In September 2010, he was appointed to the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council by the NAIC. Director Huff served two terms on the council and was the initial state insurance regulator appointed. The council was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Before entering public service, he spent 11 years as an executive with leading insurers and reinsurers, including Swiss Re and GE Insurance Solutions. Director Huff earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. He earned an MBA at Saint Louis University, and his juris doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

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