Mike Chaney is Mississippi’s Commissioner of Insurance. Prior to his election, Chaney served in the Mississippi House of Representatives and the Mississippi Senate with a combined total of 15 years of service
Chaney is a businessman with a strong background in international business, energy, technology and agriculture. He is a strong advocate for consumers. He has served on numerous civic, religious and community development entities. He is also a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. He is a past president of the Republican Elected Officials of Mississippi and serves on the state Republican Executive Committee.
He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and was inducted into the University’s Insurance Hall of Fame. He has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Mississippi’s (Ole Miss) Risk Management and Insurance program and its Professional Society.
Chaney was named one of the top insurance professionals of 2013 by Insurance Business America magazine in its special January/February issue of Hot 100 Insurance Professionals of 2013. Chaney had the distinction of being the only State Insurance Commissioner on a list that was comprised of company presidents, CEOs and experts; a governor; state and national legislators; and industry information executives.
He has served five terms as chair of the NAIC Property and Casualty (C) Committee.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam from 1968–1969.
Chaney and his wife, Mary, have three children and eight grandchildren.