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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Meet the Director

Lori Wing-Heier
Division Director

Lori Wing-Heier was appointed Director of the Division of Insurance in February 2014.

Director Wing-Heier has approximately 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including as a broker and agent. 

She most recently served as Director of Risk Management at a large Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation where she designed and implemented a comprehensive enterprise-wide risk management program. 

She also served as senior vice-president at a national brokerage, working with Alaskan entities throughout the state, and as president of the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers, Inc.

Director Wing-Heier attended North Central Michigan College and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations.

As Division Director, Wing-Heier oversees and enforces the division's mission to regulate the insurance industry to protect Alaskan consumers.

Director Wing-Heier is a thirty-year resident of Alaska. She makes her home with her family in Anchorage, where the Director of Insurance position is located.