Nathan Houdek, Chair

Commissioner Afable appointed Nathan Houdek as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Wisconsin in January 2019.

Deputy Commissioner Houdek serves as the chief operating officer for the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. In that role, he is responsible for managing the office's regulatory, communications, legal, legislative relations, and administrative functions.

Mr. Houdek brings over 15 years of experience working in and around Wisconsin state government. He has worked on health insurance policy and regulatory issues in a variety of roles in the public and private sectors. He has also served as chief of staff for the current minority leader in the Wisconsin State Senate and as a principal at one of Wisconsin's largest public affairs consulting firms.

Deputy Commissioner Houdek grew up in northern Wisconsin and earned his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.