Mike Chaney was sworn in for his third, four year term as Mississippi’s 11th Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal in January, 2016.
Prior to being elected Insurance Commissioner, Chaney served a combined total of fifteen years in the Mississippi House of Representatives and in the Mississippi Senate.
His priorities are continued consumer protection and application of technology for efficiency of the department to serve the state and consumers.
He is an active member of the NAIC and serves on numerous committees, task forces and working groups. Among the issues he is involved in addressing are examination oversight, accounting practices, producer licensing, health insurance and managed care, senior issues, catastrophe and property and casualty insurance.
He is a businessman with an extensive background in energy and agriculture. He was a pioneer in worker’s compensation reform and risk management in Mississippi.
As Commissioner, he was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Mississippi State University, where he received a B.S. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Mississippi Risk Management and Insurance program, and its Professional Society. He has been named one of the top insurance professionals by Insurance Business America Magazine.
Commissioner Chaney has served on numerous community development entities and corporate boards. 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 veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam. Chaney and his wife Mary have three children and eight grandchildren.