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Coffee Connections Spotlight with Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King

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Name: Coffee Connections Spotlight with Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King
Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Event Description:

Presenting Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
 John F. King


Commissioner John King will be joining us to enlighten and educate about the variety of services available from the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire. He'll highlight the recent growth that the department has undergone and the resources they provide to communities across Georgia.

  • The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner (OCI) handles the licensing and regulation of insurance companies and agents. They can help agents with their licensing issues.
  • The Department of Consumer Services is OCI's investigative wing. Their job is to ensure that insurers, agents, and policyholders all deal fairly and equally. If you have a complaint about your insurance provider or agent, or how a claim is being handled, they may be able to help you resolve the issue.
  • Their Criminal Investigations unit investigates reports of insurance fraud and works with the consumer services division closely to prevent unfair practices.
  • Their arson investigators assist local fire departments across the state in determining the cause and nature of suspicious fires
  • They provide access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians. 

John F. King was sworn in as Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner by Governor Brian Kemp on July 1, 2019, becoming the first Hispanic statewide official in state history.
Before his appointment, Commissioner King served in various law enforcement positions, beginning as an Atlanta Police officer in 1985. He culminated as Doraville’s Chief of Police from 2002 to 2019 after working his way up from Detective. While at the Atlanta Police Department, King received the Chief’s Blue Star for being injured in the line of duty as a result of a criminal attack with a firearm.
In addition to his former roles in the Atlanta and Doraville Police Departments, King served as a Major General in the U.S. Army National Guard assigned to NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. In his 41-year National Guard career, King deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. King celebrated his retirement from service in February of 2023.
King received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in criminal justice and public administration from Brenau University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He was a graduate of class #229 in the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Atlanta Tech Park  |  107 Technology Parkway |  Peachtree Corners

Parking is available behind the building for easy access to the meeting space.
Contact Information:
Beth Coffey
Free to attend for members and non members of the Chamber.
No registration required.
Coffee & tea provided.
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