Andrew Stolfi is the director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). He’s also the state’s insurance commissioner. Stolfi was recently given the Bonnie Burns Excellence in Consumer Advocacy Award at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) annual fall meeting on November 30th.
The PIA Western Alliance and PIA Oregon/Idaho congratulate Stolfi on his award.
The award is given each year to a state insurance regulator who has most effectively represented and advanced the interests of consumers to the NAIC.
Stolfi — by the way — chairs the NAIC’s Consumer Liaison Committee. It is the committee that gives the NAIC leadership consumer views on insurance regulatory issues.
In its news release on the matter, the DCBS said under Stolfi’s leadership, the committee has upped the value of Consumer Liaison Committee meetings and has improved the interaction between NAIC commissioners and regulators and consumer representatives.
Wayne Turner is an NAIC Consumer Representative and a senior attorney for the National Health Law Program.
“Commissioner Stolfi has been open, transparent, and committed to a participatory process in lifting up consumer voices and concerns at the NAIC,” Turner said. “He embodies the principle that consumer protection is the core of state insurance regulation.”
Stolfi also chairs the NAIC’s Consumer Board of Trustees.
“My name may be on this award, but I share this honor with all of the employees of DCBS who strive every day to better the lives of people in Oregon,” Stolfi said. “Consumer protection and empowering the consumer voice are key pillars of our jobs, which makes this recognition so incredibly meaningful. I also couldn’t be more thrilled to receive an award from and in the name of Bonnie Burns, who is quite simply a consumer advocacy legend.”
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