For Immediate Release
Posted: December 18, 2020


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D.J. Bettencourt Approved as New Hampshire Deputy Insurance Commissioner

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu approved the nomination of Policy Director D.J. Bettencourt to serve as the next Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department.

“DJ has been an integral part of my administration since day one, and I am excited for his next challenge,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “From advocating for expanded school choice to promoting policies that have strengthened the New Hampshire Advantage all while overseeing the State’s Economic Reopening Taskforce, DJ has helped my Administration in countless ways. I cannot thank him enough for his years of service — and look forward to many more at the Department of Insurance.”

“It has been a special privilege and honor to serve as Governor Sununu’s Policy Director the last four years,” Bettencourt said. “Thanks to his leadership, I have been fortunate to contribute to many great and enduring accomplishments during a period of great consequence for New Hampshire. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue serving our state as the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Insurance.”

“D.J. has dedicated his career to state service,” said New Hampshire Insurance Department Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos. “He will be a great addition to the hard-working team here at the Department, and I look forward to working with him

As Policy Director, D.J. has served as the Governor’s liaison to the Insurance Department since 2017, and was nominated to serve in this position by Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos earlier this month. His first day at the Department will be January 15, 2021.