Governor Doug Ducey Appoints Leslie Hess as Interim Director of the Department of Insurance
PHOENIX- Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Leslie Hess as the Interim Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance.
Hess has worked in the insurance and financial services industries, both the private and public sector, for over 25 years. Hess was with the Department of Insurance for 12 years as deputy receiver and legal advisor. She was with the Arizona Legislative Council for 2 years and worked for the Arizona Corporation Commission, Securities Division for over 6 years in legal counsel positions. Early in her career, Hess worked for both Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns in New York. Most recently, Hess served as the director of compliance and corporate secretary for Oxford Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries.
Hess holds a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. She is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and New York. Born in New York, Hess has lived in Arizona since 1991. Hess is married with one daughter and two dogs.
About the Arizona Department of Insurance
The Arizona Department of Insurance, an agency of the State of Arizona, is responsible for the education and protection of insurance consumers and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.