Darren T. Ellingson, Acting Director of Insurance


Arizona Department of Insurance
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630

Starting July 1, 2020, we became the
Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).

Arizona Governor Douglas A. Ducey appointed Darren T. Ellingson as Acting Director of Insurance in August 2015. Darren has served as the Arizona Department of Insurance Deputy Director since 2013, overseeing the department’s day-to-day operations and its divisions.

Prior to joining the Arizona Department of Insurance, Darren was an administrator for multiple health care facilities in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  He also served as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Deputy Receiver, and Assistant General Counsel for the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is a veteran of the United States Navy.  Throughout the course of his career as an insurance regulator, Darren has been an active participant in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Darren received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, and earned his Juris Doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Darren and his wife Amy live in Scottsdale with their four children.