Acting Commissioner

Kevin Gaffney was appointed acting commissioner when Michael S. Pieciak stepped down in May 2022. 

Previously Kevin was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Insurance at DFR by Governor Phil Scott in March 2019. Prior to the appointment, he has worked as Director in the Rates & Forms section of the Vermont Insurance Division for over 12 years. Kevin has been responsible for rate and form analysis as well as monitoring of competition in the marketplace, while leading the Rate & Form Analysis Team. In addition, Kevin has served as Director of the Producer & Individual Licensing section. Additionally, Kevin had responsibility of Market Conduct for Property & Casualty Lines as Director of Market Regulation.

Former Commissioners

Michael S. Pieciak was first appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in July 2016 and reappointed by Governor Phil Scott in December 2016. He subsequently stepped down to run for Vermont Treasurer in May 2022. 

BA, Union College, cum laude, political science
JD, University of Miami School of Law, summa cum laude

Susan L. Donegan 1/10/2013 – 6/30/2016

JD, Vermont Law School
LL.M., Banking & Financial Services Law, Boston University School of Law
LL.M., European Union and International Trade Law, Amsterdam Law School at Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Stephen W. Kimbell 1/7/2011 – 1/9/2013

BA, University of Illinois
JD, University of Michigan

Michael Bertrand  6/2010 – 1/6/2011

Fordham Law School
Pennsylvania State University

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Department of Financial Regulation
Consumer Services 
89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 - 3101

833-DFR-HOTLINE (toll free)
833-337-4685 (toll free)

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