Anne Melissa Dowling

Anne Melissa Dowling

Director
Anne Melissa Dowling is an accomplished insurance industry executive with significant private sector, public sector service and board experience.  Over the past six years she has served at a high level in state government. In 2015, she was recruited by newly elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as the state’s Director of Insurance.  She led highly successful regulatory innovations, developing and delivering creative solutions to an ever-expanding set of dynamics driven by technology, globalization, and a historically low interest rate environment.  Prior to serving in Illinois, she was appointed as Connecticut’s Deputy Commissioner of Insurance by newly elected Governor Malloy’s administration in 2011. Her portfolio included virtually every domestic regulatory issue effecting the insurance industry. Over three years, she led successful initiatives in such diverse areas as healthcare, financial services and consumer outreach. In 2014, she was Connecticut’s Acting Commissioner of Insurance, leaving the post in 2015.  Ms. Dowling had a highly successful career in domestic and international insurance investment and operating divisions which included executive roles with Massachusetts Mutual (MMG), Aetna, and Travelers.  She grew the Institutional Insurance Division of MMG from startup to $13 billion in assets under management.  Prior to that, she was Chief Investment Officer at Connecticut Mutual.

Anne Melissa has significant governance experience.  Among her current related activities is service on the Prosperity Life, SBLI and Shenandoah Life boards of directors and as an Advisory Board Member for the North American Connected Insurance Observatory, (a think tank formed in 2016 and dedicated to engaging the insurance industry and innovation leaders around automated vehicles).  For a period of five years she served as Director of Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq, SPNC) on its Audit, Executive, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees.  She has also served on several non-profit and educational boards of trustees including The Hartford Public Library (President), Amherst College, The University of Connecticut Foundation and Miss Porter’s School, amongst others.

She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).   Anne Melissa is a graduate of Amherst College and the Columbia University School of Business.