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About Director Bill Deal

Bill Deal was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to serve as Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance effective January 2, 2007. Director Deal brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. He was the owner/managing partner of the W.W. Deal Insurance Agency in Nampa, Idaho. Having worked in the insurance industry for 46 years, he has a unique perspective on the world of insurance.

Director Deal is knowledgeable and experienced in civic and governmental affairs. He was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1990 and served eight terms in that position. During his tenure in the House, Director Deal chaired the State Affairs Committee from 2001 to 2007. He also co-chaired the Legislative Healthcare Task Force for nine years.

Director Deal currently serves on the Public Employees Retirement System Investment Board, is a member of the High Risk Insurance Pool Board and is a member of the Northwest Nazarene University Advisory Board.

Prior to joining the Idaho Department of Insurance, Director Deal served as Chairman of the Board of the Idaho State Insurance Fund and was a member of the Idaho Endowment Investment Board. He is past president of the Snake River Stampede, Independent Insurance Agents of Idaho, Nampa Rotary International and University of Idaho Alumni Association.

Director Deal received his Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Idaho in 1959.

Director Deal and his wife, Joan, have been married for 56 years. They have four children – Ferris Goul, W.W. Deal II, Shawn Deal and Burke Deal – and six grandchildren – Paxton, Katie, Jake, Harley, Kelton and Drew.

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