Gov. Gary Herbert appointed former state Rep. Todd Kiser, R-Sandy, as the new commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department, one of several appointments announced Thursday.
"With his professional expertise and legislative experience, Todd will provide the right balance of technical understanding and policy insight," Herbert said in a statement.
Kiser, who is president of Kiser-Lord Insurance Agency, is leaving the Legislature after five terms in office. He will replace Neal Gooch, who is retiring mid-January from the Cabinet-level position.