NAIC Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer

Andrew J. Beal
NAIC Chief Operating Officer;
Chief Legal Officer

Central Office
1100 Walnut Street
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64106-2197

Andrew J. Beal joined the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 1999. Mr. Beal served as General Counsel from 2000 until July 2006 when he was promoted to the position of Deputy Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer in February 2009. In his current role, Mr. Beal's duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, with special focus on strategic planning and implementation of key initiatives, as well as engagements in innovation and emerging technologies in the insurance sector.

While at the NAIC, Mr. Beal has also been directly involved in such projects as creation of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact and national product standards for life insurance, annuities, disability income and long-term care insurance; development of producer licensing standards pursuant to the reciprocity requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; development of a global information sharing agreement for state insurance regulators, as well as technology and data collection initiatives undertaken by the organization over the past few years.

Mr. Beal's prior legal experience includes serving as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and as legal counsel with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. He has also worked in private practice as well as in-house legal counsel for an insurance company. His main areas of focus have been in the areas of corporate, business and insurance regulatory law.

Mr. Beal attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received a BA in History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Oklahoma.