Governor Scott Walker appointed Ted Nickel as Commissioner of Insurance for the state of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011.
In addition to supervising OCI staff and serving as the chief regulator of insurance, Commissioner Nickel serves as the final adjudicator of all administrative actions; vice co-chairs the Governor’s Financial Literacy Council; supervises the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, Local Government Property Insurance Fund, and State Life Insurance Fund; and serves on the Wisconsin Retirement Board.
The Commissioner currently serves as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). He currently serves on the Executive (EX) Committee, Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force, Government Relations (EX) Leadership Council, International Insurance Relations (EX) Leadership Group, and the Internal Administration (EX1) Subcommittee. He is a member of the NAIC American Indian and Alaska Native Liaison Committee and serves on several other NAIC task forces and committees. In addition, he chairs the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance (E) Working Group.
Commissioner Nickel is also a member of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). He is a member of the Executive Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Chairs the Site Selection Committee.
In August 2014, the Commissioner was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance which serves as an advisory committee to the Federal Insurance Office.
Commissioner Nickel earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Valparaiso University.