Commissioner Kipper Announces Leadership Appointments at Nevada Division of Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper announced today that Nicole Lamboley has been named Chief Deputy Commissioner of Insurance at the Nevada Division of Insurance. Ms. Lamboley joined the Division on January 27, and is based in the Division’s Carson City office.

Ms. Lamboley comes to the Division with nearly two decades of Nevada government experience. Prior to joining the Division her experience as a public servant included: serving as Chief Deputy Secretary of State under Secretary Ross Miller, Legislative Relations Manager for the City of Reno and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Bob Miller.

Ms. Lamboley is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University.

“In the first month she has been with us Ms. Lamboley has dived head first into budgetary, policy and legislative issues,” said Commissioner Kipper. “I am very pleased that she has agreed to become a part of our team.”

In Las Vegas, Earl McDowell joined the Division as Deputy Commissioner on February 17. Mr. McDowell manages the Division’s Las Vegas office and serves as Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Services and Enforcement.

Mr. McDowell previously served as Deputy Administrator of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation for the last seven years. He also has 11 years of management experience within the insurance industry.

Mr. McDowell is an alumnus of Pepperdine University, University of California, Los Angeles and Arizona State University. He previously served in our nation’s armed forces as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

“I am pleased that Mr. McDowell has joined the Division of Insurance to head our Consumer Services Section,” said Commissioner Kipper. “His experience as a public servant and in the insurance industry will be a great asset to the Division as he leads its consumer protection efforts

The Consumer Services and Enforcement Section of the Division handles all requests for insurance assistance from the public. They strive to help consumers understand their policy and answer any questions they might have regarding insurance. Consumers can also file formal complaints against insurance companies and agents, the section will act as a liaison to resolve the problem. The section recovered $4 million on behalf of Nevadans in 2012.

If you have a question or complaint about insurance, you can contact the Division in Northern Nevada at (775) 687-0700 and in Southern Nevada at (702) 486-4009. You can also file a complaint online at

About the Nevada Division of Insurance

The State of Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. It is the state agency that protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.9 billion insurance industry. It has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2014, the Division investigated more than 2,800 consumer complaints and recovered more than $4 million on behalf of consumers. Download the Division’s smartphone app NDOI Connect today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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