Kentucky

Sharon P. Clark

Sharon P. Clark

Commissioner

(Southeast Zone)

Mailing Address

Kentucky Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 517 - 2 SE 11
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-0517

Phone: (502) 564-3630

Fax: (502) 564-1650

Street Address

500 Mero Street - 2 SE 11
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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Sharon P. Clark, a veteran of Kentucky state government, was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Insurance (DOI) on January 6, 2020. She had previously served as Commissioner of the DOI from July 2008 to January 2016.

Commissioner Clark was the first director of the DOI’s Consumer Protection and Education Division, a position she held for five years. Under her leadership, the Department hired its first ombudsman, added consumer education and outreach functions, as well as strengthened enforcement efforts by expanding the number of consumer complaint investigators.

Commissioner Clark served as the chair of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Advisory Board during its inaugural year and continues as a board member. She is a member of the Kentucky Group Health Insurance Board and in the past has served as an officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and chair of the NAIC’s Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs Committee. Clark was also an officer for the NAIC’s Southeastern Zone and a past secretary-treasurer for the National Insurance Producer Registry board.

Prior to being appointed Insurance Commissioner, Clark worked at the Finance and Administration Cabinet. She also held positions for the Kentucky House of Representatives, the Public Service Commission, and the former Workforce Development Cabinet.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky.

Clark and her husband have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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