James "Jim" Stephens was appointed Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) on March 16, 2015, by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
Stephens has been the Deputy Director of IDOI’s P&C Products and Producer Division since 2011. Prior to his tenure as Deputy Director, he worked in high level management positions in the insurance industry. He previously worked for the Department from 1977-1999 in a wide range of capacities. In his past service, he worked in IDOI’s Financial Regulatory Division, Producer Regulatory Unit and Market Conduct.
Stephens earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois and his MBA from the University of Illinois at Springfield.