South Carolina

Raymond G. Farmer

Raymond G. Farmer

Director

(Southeast Zone)

Mailing Address

South Carolina Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 100105
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-3105

Phone: (803) 737-6160

Fax: (803) 737-6145

Street Address

South Carolina Department of Insurance
Capital Center
1201 Main Street, Suite 1000
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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Raymond G. Farmer was appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to serve as Director for the South Carolina Department of Insurance on November 13, 2012. Farmer brings 50 years of experience in the insurance industry to his leadership role.

Farmer served as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner of the Enforcement Division for the Georgia Department of Insurance and more recently as Vice President for the American Insurance Association. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Tort and Insurance Practice section, as well as the Workers’ Compensation section.

In 2014, he was named the Industry Person of the Year from the Independent Agents and Brokers of South Carolina. In 2017, Farmer received The Order of the Palmetto from Governor Haley, the state's highest civilian honor awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance. In 2018, Farmer oversaw the passing of the Data Security Law – a law that is the first in the nation to require insurance companies to have a comprehensive and secure plan to protect consumer data. Farmer also has the honor of being elected to serve as the President-Elect for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Farmer is a native of Atlanta, and he and his wife, Gayle, have two children and five grandchildren.
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