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Jeff Rude

Insurance Commissioner

Western Zone

Jeffrey 'Jeff' Rude was appointed Insurance Commissioner of the Wyoming Department of Insurance by Governor Mark Gordon on September 19, 2019.

Before becoming Insurance Commissioner, Rude spent five years in the Wyoming Department of Insurance as the Deputy Commissioner and one year as the Senior Health Policy and Planning Analyst.

Before working at the Wyoming Department of Insurance, Rude served 24 years in the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate. He was General Counsel for a number of different organizations, the last being 20th Air Force, Cheyenne, Wyoming. He also specialized in the investigation of aircraft mishaps and retired in the rank of Colonel.

Rude has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from George Mason University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota, and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.

Rude and his wife, Kris, have two children.

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