Idaho Insurance Department Names Donovan Deputy Director

Tom Donovan has been appointed deputy director of the Idaho Department of Insurance. He assumes his new responsibilities Aug. 15.

Donovan has acted as lead attorney for the department by assignment from the Attorney General’s office since 1999. He fills the position vacated by Shad Priest who has been hired to handle legislative and regulatory affairs for Regence Blue Shield of Idaho.

Donovan served as a law clerk to Judge Roger Swanstrom at the Idaho Court of Appeals for two years and then worked in private practice in Boise for four years focusing primarily on civil litigation.