Governor Tony Evers appointed Nathan Houdek as Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Wisconsin in January 2022. Houdek previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance following his appointment by former Commissioner Mark Afable in January 2019.
Commissioner Houdek serves as the state’s chief regulator of insurance and oversees the operations of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. He is also chair of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board of Governors, vice chair of the state Group Insurance Board, and chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices.
Having spent over 20 years working in state legislative and regulatory affairs, Commissioner Houdek has extensive experience in dealing with issues across all lines of insurance and engaging with a variety of stakeholders to find solutions to complex public policy and regulatory challenges. He has held several senior-level roles in the public and private sectors, including serving as a principal at one of Wisconsin’s largest public affairs and business consulting firms and as chief of staff to the former minority leader in the Wisconsin State Senate.
Commissioner Houdek grew up in northern Wisconsin and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is actively involved with the Madison Public Library Foundation.