Todd E. Kiser was named commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department by Governor Gary Herbert on December 20, 2012.
Kiser founded Kiser Insurance Agency in 1976 and has more than 35 years of insurance experience.
Kiser was elected to the State Legislature in 2002 and served five terms in various positions with chairmanship responsibilities dealing with business, economic development, transportation, ethics, and taxation-related issues. Positions included: House Chair of the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations Sub-Committee; Council of State Government West Leadership Academy; Member of the Council of State Government Executive Committee; Vice-Chair of International Trade Committee; Utah Sports Commission Board Member; Hogle Zoo Board Member; Sandy City Police Honorary Colonel; Chairman of Sandy City Planning Commission; and Chairman of Sandy City Community Program. He has also served for many years in the Boy Scouts of America.
Kiser grew up in Texas and attended Ricks College in Idaho on a basketball scholarship. He moved to Salt Lake City and started a career in real estate and insurance. He is married to Julie Driggs. They have nine children and 22 grandchildren. He enjoys golf, motorcycles and his family.