Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
Montana State Auditor
Monica J. Lindeen was elected Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor, in November 2008. Monica's mission is to protect securities and insurance consumers through education, fairness, and transparency. In just three years, her office has returned more than $200 million to investors and insurance consumers throughout the state.
Monica is respected across Montana and nationally for her ability to put principles before politics and work with colleagues on issues that help working families and businesses. She was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in November 2011. Monica serves as Vice-Chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, chairs the NAIC Designated Program Advisory Board, and is a member of the NAIC Executive Committee and Finance Committee. Recently, Monica was appointed to the Federal Insurance Office Advisory Board, which aids the office's director in monitoring the insurance industry.
In 1999, Monica began her career in public service representing a rural district in the Montana House of Representatives. Due to her hard work in the legislature, she earned a reputation as a common-sense moderate who could get things done. She quickly became a leader in the House and served four terms (1999-2006).
Prior to public service, Monica founded a highly successful business, Montana Communications Network (MCN), one of the first Montana-based Internet providers. From 1994 to 1996, she was a part-time faculty member in the MSU-Billings English Department and taught as a graduate assistant in the Department of Educational Foundations.
Monica received a B.S. in Education, specializing in English and History. She completed graduate coursework in educational foundations at MSU-Billings. Monica and her husband, David, have a daughter, two sons, and seven grandchildren.