Todd Evan Kiser was appointed Commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department in December 2012. The role of the commissioner and Department of Insurance is to regulate Utah’s insurance industry by protecting Utah’s residents through active regulation of all aspects of the insurance marketplace and by assessing the financial strength of insurers to make sure their assets are sufficient to pay claims. Specialists are also made available to take calls from individuals with insurance questions and complaints. In 2012, the Department of Insurance received more than 94,000 phone calls alone. The Department’s Examination Division assigns financial examiners to audit domestic (Utah) insurers every three to five years. Their focus is to determine if the insurer is financially strong.
In 1976, Kiser started his own business, Kiser Insurance Agency, which he owned and managed for 22 years. In 2001, he was elected to the Utah State House of Representatives where he served four terms. He also served as a member of the Utah Sports Commission, the Hogle Zoo Board and the Sandy City Planning Commission and Community Program. Kiser served as an honorary colonel in the Sandy City Police Department and as an honorary commander at Hill Air Force Base’ 388th F-16 Fighter Wing. For 22 plus years he served as a Wood Badge trained Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leader.
Kiser graduated from high school in San Antonio, Texas and went on to attend Ricks College, Brigham Young University, the University of the Philippines and the University of Idaho. From college, Todd returned to Salt Lake City and started a career in real estate and insurance.
Kiser and his wife have nine children and twenty two grandchildren. His hobbies include motorcycling and golf.