Beth Dwyer was appointed Deputy Director and Superintendent of Insurance and Banking on January 11, 2016. Prior to this appointment she had been employed by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation for fifteen years, first as General Counsel to the Insurance Division and later as Associate Director. Prior to government service, Ms. Dwyer was engaged in private law practice in California and Rhode Island specializing in litigation and insurance regulation.
Ms. Dwyer is a past president of the Rhode Island Women's Bar Association and served on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Gender in the Courts. She was awarded the 2010 Rhode Island Attorney General's Justice Award for Consumer Protection. She completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education and has achieved the designation of Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation from the NAIC. She is currently Vice Chair of the Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee, the Interstate Product Regulation Compact, and the Big Data working group and a member of the NIPR Board of Directors and the NAIC Executive Committee.
Ms. Dwyer was admitted to practice law in
California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the Federal District Courts of California and Rhode Island and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received a JD from Pepperdine University and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Providence College.
Contributions by Elizabeth Dwyer
Move Over, GDPR—The Newest Regulation is the ‘Insurance Data Security Law’
Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018