History

In the early years, interest group committees were known as Sections. The Regulatory & Legislative Section was formed in 1990 by John Benton, then of Transamerica; Richard Rogers, then of the Illinois Department of Insurance; and John Reiersen, then of Eagle Insurance Group. The purpose was to provide CPCUs attending National Association of Insurance Commissioner (NAIC) meetings with a forum for the discussion of regulatory developments and issues. The Regulatory & Legislative Section was not formally certified by the CPCU Society until 1991. For many years, the Regulatory & Legislative Section Committee met at each quarterly NAIC meeting. For the first eight or nine years, the Regulatory & Legislative Section either sponsored seminars on hot topics at NAIC meetings or hosted regulatory round tables where industry professionals had the opportunity to take part in one-on-one discussions with regulators about particular state issues affecting their companies. These round tables are an annual event at Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society Foundation events, but the Regulatory & Legislative Section was the first group to initiate this engagement between regulators and the industry. Today, the Regulatory & Legislative Interest Group (Regs & Legs) meets at the CPCU Society Annual Meeting, and it conducts monthly conference calls.

John Reiersen served as the first editor of the newsletter for a number of years.

These are the chairs and/or co-chairs of Regs & Legs since its formation:

1991–1992 John Benton
1992–1993 John Benton
1993–1994 Kathleen Ann Muedder
1994–1995 Vance Gudmundsen
1995–1996 Vance Gudmundsen
1996–1997 Vance Gudmundsen
1997–1998 Vance Gudmundsen
1998–1999 Vance Gudmundsen
1999–2000 Vance Gudmundsen
2000–2001 Vance Gudmundsen
2001–2002 Eric Nordman and Damian Sepanik
2002–2003 Eric Nordman and Damian Sepanik
2003–2004 Eric Nordman and Damian Sepanik
2004–2005 Eric Nordman and Damian Sepanik
2005–2006 Eric Nordman and Damian Sepanik
2006–2007 Eric Nordman and Damian Sepanik
2007–2008 Margaret Schruender
2008–2009 Joe Bieniek
2009–2010 Joe Bieniek
2010–2011 Joe Bieniek
2011–2012 Joe Bieniek and Aaron Lunt
2012–2013 Aaron Lunt 
2013–2014 Aaron Lunt 
2014–2015 Aaron Lunt
2015–2016 Aaron Lunt
2016–2017 Keith Langan