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Insurance Commissioner D.J. Bettencourt

NHVH Board of Managers 2019-2020 D.J. Bettencourt, formerly the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department, assumed the role of Commissioner after being nominated by Governor Chris T. Sununu and confirmed by the Executive Council in September 2023. He initially joined the department as Deputy Commissioner upon his nomination by Commissioner Christopher Nicolopoulos in January 2021. Prior to his tenure as Deputy Commissioner, Bettencourt held the position of Governor Sununu's Policy Director for a span of four years, during which he also served as the Governor's liaison to the Insurance Department.

Before his time in the Governor's Office, Commissioner Bettencourt had a distinguished eight-year career (2004-2012) in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, including a two-year term as Majority Leader. Throughout his legislative service, he played a pivotal role in shaping policies that had a significant impact on the insurance industry. Bettencourt holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications from the University of New Hampshire.


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