Executive Director

Jim Poolman, Indexed Annuity Leadership Council

Jim Poolman was elected twice to serve as North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner. While Commissioner, Mr. Poolman worked to strengthen laws to protect citizens against insurance fraud. The scope of consumer protection widened, in North Dakota and nationally, by spearheading landmark legislation related to suitability of sales, life settlements amongst a host of others. Mr. Poolman held many leadership posts with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners during his tenure, serving as Chairman of the Life Insurance and Annuities Committee for 2 years and Vice President of the organization in 2004.

Before being elected Insurance Commissioner in 2000, Mr. Poolman served four terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives, and was a trust officer for the Bremer Bank system. In 2007, Poolman left his post to start an independent regulatory consulting practice. He advises insurance companies and producer clients on regulatory issues, and works with regulators on their behalf. Mr. Poolman also serves as the Executive Director of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council. The IALC is a coalition of company and producer interests that have come together to raise the dialogue around fixed indexed annuities.

Mr. Poolman and his wife Nicole, live in Bismarck, North Dakota with their three children, Collin, Grace, and Nicholas.

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