Rhode Island

Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer

Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer


(Northeast Zone)

Mailing Address

State of Rhode Island
Department of Business Regulation
Division of Insurance
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Bldg. 69-2
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Phone: (401) 462-9520

Fax: (401) 462-9602

Street Address

Same as mailing address

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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 and has served as Chair and Vice Chair of various Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups. She currently serves as Chair of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact (IIPRC) and Restructuring Mechanisms (E) Working Group; Co Chair of the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force; Vice Chair of the Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee and the Big Data (EX) Working Group and Secretary/Treasurer of the National Insurance Producers Registry (NIPR) Board of Directors.

Ms. Dwyer is a past president of the Rhode Island Women's Bar Association and served on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Gender in the Courts. She was awarded the 2010 Rhode Island Attorney General's Justice Award for Consumer Protection. She completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government 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. Ms. Dwyer 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.
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