Commissioner of Securities & Insurance


Last Update:  May 6, 2024

840 Helena Avenue,
Helena, MT 59601

Organization Chart

Main 444-2040
TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) 444-3246
Toll Free Number 800 332-6148
Insurance (Main) FAX Number  444-3413
Insurance Consumer Services FAX Number 444-1980
Securities FAX Number 444-5558
Legal FAX Number 444-3499
Conference Room 1st Floor 444-7869
Conference Room 2nd Floor 444-1265

Commissioner of Securities & Insurance

Troy Downing,, State Auditor 444-2006

Deputy State Auditor

Mary Belcher,, Deputy State Auditor 444-2006

Executive Office

Molly Plummer,, Chief of Staff 444-2042
Julie James,, Executive Assistant 444-2006
Frank Cote,, Government Relations Director and Interim Deputy Insurance Commissioner 444-3412
Laura Shirtliff,, Communications, Digital & Creative Services Director 444-0903

Human Resources

Jeff Plum,, Human Resources Manager 444-5221
Abigail Nesslar,; Records Assistant (Temp) 444-9222
Wendy Gournay,, Administrative Assistant - Front Desk / Mail 444-1536

Securities Division

Kirsten Madsen,, Interim Deputy Securities Commissioner 444-4388
Blair Stapleton,, Investor Education and Public Outreach Coordinator 444-3422
Ryan Sullivan,, Securities Investigator/Examiner 444-3822
Patrick Murphy,, Securities Examiner 444-3848
Jennifer Adkins,, Securities Examiner 444-5236
Rochell Standish,, Paralegal/Registration Coordinator 444-3473
Shellie Honemann,, Securities Compliance Technician 444-2990

Insurance Division

Frank Cote,, Interim Deputy Insurance Commissioner 444-3412


Kari Leonard,, Examinations Bureau Chief 444-2895
Exams Main Number 444-3506
Sydne Frohberg,, Insurance Financial Examinations Supervisor 444-3612
Patrick Hunter,, Examiner 444-1371
David Heesch,, Examiner 444-5233
Tavin Mogus,, Compliance Technician 444-3469
Erin Snyder,, Captives Insurance Financial Examiner Supervisor 444-4350
Tal Redpath,, Examiner 444-0765
Dakota Terry,, Examiner 444-3721
Ramona Bidon,, Compliance Technician 444-4515

Insurance Consumer Services

Life and Health Main Number 444-2524
Property and Casualty Main Number 444-3525
Ted Bidon,, Bureau Chief 444-0385
Renee Little,, Compliance Specialist 444-2810
Danielle Moreau,, Compliance Specialist 444-3678
Benjamin Vukonich,, Compliance Specialist 444-3446
Dan Clark,, Compliance Specialist 444-9768
Wanda Shields,, Compliance Specialist 444-3126
Colton March,, Compliance Specialist 444-5874
Elisa Pierce,, Compliance Specialist 444-4613
Jeanne Massey,, Compliance Specialist 444-3353

Insurance Services

David Dachs,, Bureau Chief 444-9722
Producer Licensing Main Number 444-2020
Pam Daugherty,, Licensing/Surplus Lines Specialist 444-9751
Sherrie Mannix,, Licensing Specialist 444-2539
Brittany Highland,, Licensing Specialist 444-3455
Market Conduct
Troy Smith,, Market Conduct Examiner 444-5537
Matthew Eberhardt,, Market Conduct Examiner 444-3897
Karen Beyl,, Compliance Specialist (Lead) 444-3438
Karyn Campbell-Olsen,, Compliance Specialist 444-3720
Vacant, Compliance Specialist 444-4517


Mari Kindberg,, Chief Actuary 444-5220
Dianna Harmon,, Actuary 444-2894
Vacant, Actuary
Vacant, Actuary

Legal Services

Ole Olson,, Chief Legal Counsel 444-1295
Mark Mattioli,, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel 444-2406
Carlo Canty,, Staff Attorney 444-5234
Kevin Bratcher,, Staff Attorney 444-2755
Kirsten Madsen,, Staff Attorney 444-4328
Kate Ellis,, Staff Attorney 444-5223
Andrew Cziok,, Staff Attorney 444-3467
Chris McConnell,, Staff Attorney 444-5239
Brandy Morrison,, Paralegal 444-1942
Tiffany Hoffman,, Paralegal 444-2726


Ted Bidon,, Bureau Chief 444-0385
Rodney Harker,, Investigator 444-3810
Neil Brunett,, Investigator 444-5412
Bryan Stanley,, Investigator 444-2844
Amber Treat,, Investigator 444-2495

Central Services

Amber Thorvilson,, Chief Financial Officer 444-1867
Steven Tesinsky,, Contracts & Procurement Officer  444-2004
Adam Stoll,, Accountant 444-2041
Amanda Scherer,, Accounting Technician 444-5229

Information Technology

Michael Sweeney,, Manager 444-3517
Andy Nickol,, Information Systems Specialist 444-0382
Ken Kops,, Applications Specialist 439-4480

Information Last Updated (on this page):  5/6/2024