Commissioner Andy Tobin is a well-known leader in Arizona state government. Prior to his appointment to the Arizona Corporation Commission, Tobin was appointed by the Governor to serve as director of the Arizona Department of Insurance in October 2015, providing oversight of all insurance companies, agents, brokers, licensing, and consumer protections. In addition, he was appointed acting director of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions. Prior to those appointments, Tobin served as director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, helping consolidate the agency, reducing costs and improving consumer services and protections.
Commissioner Tobin was a long-time member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing rural Arizona from 2006 to 2014. He was Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2014. Prior to his Speakership, he served as the House Majority Leader and Majority Whip. During his tenure in the House, he was appointed Vice Chair of the Education Committee and was a member of both the Pensions and Health and Human Services Committees, to name a few. Tobin was instrumental in passing landmark economic development tax reform, reinventing Arizona’s Commerce Authority, and establishing the Department of Child Safety.
Prior to joining the Department of Insurance, Tobin owned and operated insurance and consulting companies for 20 years and was also CEO of a local aerospace company, employing 200 people, from 2000 to 2003.
Tobin was elected the National President of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) from 1988 – 1989. In that capacity, Mr. Tobin served as ex‐officio board member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Hugh O’Brian Foundation. As head of the Jaycees, he also worked with the Reagan-Bush Administration regarding the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a Line Item Veto.