Anne Melissa Dowling, CFA, was appointed the Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) by Governor Bruce Rauner on July 1, 2015. She served for four years working in leadership positions for state insurance departments in Connecticut and now, Illinois, after 25 years in the private sector.At the NAIC, Director Dowling is an involved member of the Government Relations Leadership Council, the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, International Insurance Relations Leadership Group,, the Cybersecurity Executive Task Force, Vice Chair of the C (Property Casualty) Committee , the Chair of the C Committee’s Travel Insurance Working Group, the Chair of the E Committee’s Infrastructure Investments Working Group, and is a member of the Midwest Inter-Agency Steering Committee. She is honored by the opportunity to contribute to the growth and innovation underway in the insurance industry in the State of Illinois and nationally.In� July� 2014,� Insurance� Business� America� magazine� named� her� one� of� the� “50� Elite� Women� inInsurance,” highlighting her commitment to consumer protection and regulatory innovation.Prior to her regulatory work, Director Dowling was a senior vice president at MassMutual where she built the institutional insurance business to more than $12 billion in annual revenue and created an award-winning Women's Markets Initiative which contributed to an increased number of female sales agents and sales materials and approaches geared toward women.�� She served as Chief Investment Officer at Connecticut Mutual and held positions in investments and treasury functions at Aetna Life & Casualty and Travelers Insurance.She is and has been active in governance roles on numerous non-profit boards focusing on education and literacy as well as for-profit boards including the Hartford Public Library board (Executive Committee and Chair of Financial Health Committee, past-President).� She is a past member of the Amherst College, University of Connecticut Foundation and Miss Porter’s School boards as well as a past corporator of the Wadsworth Atheneum. Dowling also has volunteered with the 2010 World Youth Peace Summit; the CT United Way Campaign; St. Francis Hospital’s Women’s Service Advisory Board; First Book Hartford Literacy Program; and Reaching Home Leadership Council (an organization for permanent supportive housing).Director Dowling earned her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, an MBA in finance from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, and holds the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
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