John D. Doak was sworn in as Oklahoma’s 12th Insurance Commissioner on January 10, 2011. He was
re-elected on June 24, 2014 after garnering 77 percent of the statewide vote.
Doak’s dream to pursue a career in insurance began as a young man. His father, a stockbroker, taught him the value of hard work and the challenges and benefits of operating within a diverse financial network.
Doak’s interest in politics was piqued during his days at the University of Oklahoma. It was there, during classes taught by former Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon and former State Rep. Neal McCaleb, that Doak first realized his desire to pursue public office. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
Shortly after graduation, Doak opened his own branch of the Farmers Insurance Agency in Tulsa. As the business began to grow, he hired other agents to meet the needs of Tulsa-area consumers. Over the course of six years, he received numerous awards and commendations for his success, including being named Farmers’ third Top Life Insurance Salesman in the nation.
Doak next served as an executive for several insurance firms including Marsh, Aon Risk Services, HNI Risk Services, and Ascension Insurance, where he was named Senior Vice President of Acquisitions.
Such diverse experience in the industry, from small business owner to corporate executive, gives Commissioner Doak a unique and broad understanding of how insurance works; knowledge that benefits the businesses and citizens of Oklahoma. He is committed to ensuring that Oklahomans have access to affordable, transparent health care within a competitive, robust market that helps businesses succeed.
Commissioner Doak and his wife, Debby, live in Tulsa with their children, Zack and Kasey.
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