Full Name
Jon Godfread
Job Title
Insurance Commissioner
North Dakota Department of Insurance
Speaker Bio
Jon is North Dakota’s 22nd Insurance Commissioner. In service to the citizens of North Dakota, Godfread has prioritized consumer advocacy, ensuring North Dakotans are better aware of the services offered by the North Dakota Insurance Department beyond industry regulation. He has also worked to restructure the Insurance Department for efficient and effective use of tax-payer dollars, along with employee satisfaction. On a national level, Godfread has been an active voice in discussions about insurance regulations including the use of technology, air ambulance service, and health care reinsurance. Godfread serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Prior to serving as Commissioner, Godfread was most recently Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater North Dakota Chamber in Bismarck. His background also includes banking and professional athletics. He has held prominent roles in discussions around the Affordable Care Act (ACA), across-the-board tax reductions for North Dakotans, the creation of the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund, K–12 education efforts, and more.
Jon Godfread