Prior to becoming Commissioner of Insurance, Jim Donelon served the Louisiana Department of Insurance in leadership positions as Chief Deputy Commissioner and Executive Counsel. He was a Jefferson Parish Council Chairman and a State Representative.
Jim was born in New Orleans. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, the University of New Orleans and Loyola School of Law. Commissioner Donelon retired as the State Judge Advocate after 33 years of service in the Louisiana Army National Guard.
Jim is past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC). He serves on the Executive Committee of the NAIC, is chairman of its Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force and its Surplus Lines Task Force, and is a member of its Anti Fraud Task Force and Governorment Relations Leadership Council.