On Monday, June 27, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper announced that Rep. Jim Riesberg will become the state’s new Commissioner of Insurance. He will resign his seat in the House on June 30 and begin at the Colorado Division of Insurance on July 1.
Riesberg will replace John J. Postolowski, who was appointed as interim insurance commissioner on December 1, 2010. Postolowski will resume his former deputy position once Riesberg takes over.
Riesberg was first elected in 2004 to represent House District 50 (Greeley, Garden City, and Evans) in the Colorado General Assembly. He is currently ranking member of the Health and Environment Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee.
Riesberg is a Colorado native and has worked for many years at various insurance and human resource companies. He also spent several years in leadership roles with nonprofit organizations specializing in aging, hunger, and housing issues.
The full press release from the Governor’s Office concerning the appointment can be found here.