Nick Gerhart

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Nick Gerhart
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Iowa Commissioner of Insurance
In office
February 1, 2013-Present
Years in position 2
PredecessorSusan Voss
Base salary$106,623
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 15, 2012
Appointed byGov. Terry Branstad (R)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa (1998)
Master'sSt. Louis University
J.D.St. Louis University School of Law (2001)
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Nick Gerhart is the current Iowa Commissioner of Insurance. He was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad (R) on June 15, 2012. Gerhart began transitioning into the Department in the fall of 2012 but did not assume full responsibilities until February 1, 2013.[1]

Gerhart replaced incumbent Susan Voss, who retired at the end of 2012.


After earning his law degree, Gerhart was an associate at Nell & Associates, S.C. from 2002 to October 2003. In November 2003 he joined the American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, where he would serve as Associate Corporate Counsel, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Vice President of Compliance Communications. Leaving that role in December 2010, Gerhart became Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at Sammons Financial Group in January 2011. He was working in this position when he was named as Iowa Insurance Commissioner in June 2012.[2][3]


  • B.A., History, University of Northern Iowa, 1998
  • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 2001
  • Master's of Health Administration, St. Louis University

Political career

Iowa Commissioner of Insurance (2013-present)

Gerhart has served as Iowa Commissioner of Insurance since February 1, 2013.[4]



On June 15, 2012, Gov. Terry Branstad (R) named Gerhart to serve as the state's Insurance Commissioner.

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Preceded by
Susan Voss
Iowa Commissioner of Insurance
Succeeded by