In January 2011, John D. Doak became the 12th Insurance Commissioner of Oklahoma. He was sworn in to office for a second term on January 12, 2015, after receiving 77 percent of the vote.
Doak graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Shortly after graduation, Doak opened a successful insurance business in Tulsa.
As his career thrived, Doak worked in numerous roles within the insurance industry. He served as an executive for several risk and insurance service companies including Marsh, Aon, HNI and Ascension.
Under Commissioner Doak’s leadership, each year the Oklahoma Insurance Department has operated under budget. In the last four years, the Department has returned a total of $22.5 million in unspent funds to the state treasury and has generated more than $1 billion in revenue for the State of Oklahoma.
As an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Doak is the Vice Chair of the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee, the Chair of the American Indian and Alaska Native Liaison Committee, and a member of the International Insurance Relations Committee. Doak also shapes important national insurance policy issues as a member of the Government Relations Leadership Council.
Doak is committed to protecting all Oklahomans by his pledge to visit all 77 counties annually. During his visits, which he has done each year since taking office, he promotes public awareness of important insurance issues through education and community outreach.
Doak and his wife Debby live in Tulsa with their children, Zack and Kasey. They are members of the South Tulsa Baptist Church.