Last month, Dianne Cornwall, Director of the Nevada Department of Business & Industry, announced that Scott Kipper would be appointed the new commissioner of the Nevada Division of Insurance. Effective December 29, 2008, he replaced acting commissioner Betty Baker who has held the position since Alice Molasky-Arman’s retirement on September 7, 2008.

As we reported here, Kipper previously served as Oregon’s Insurance Division Administrator from December 27, 2007 until he resigned on October 31, 2008. He has spent over 23 years in the insurance industry and has also held positions with the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Click here for a copy of the official press release from the Nevada Division of Insurance.