Andrew Hartnett is an Assistant Commissioner in the Iowa Insurance Division where he directs the activities of the Securities and Regulated Industries Bureau. He is also the Treasurer of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Previously, he has twice chaired the Enforcement Section for NASAA, chaired the Broker-Dealer Section, and led committees focused on cybersecurity, technology, and federal legislation.
He previously served as the Missouri Commissioner of Securities where he directed the Missouri Securities Division. He also spearheaded the drafting and passage of the Missouri Senior Savings Protection Act to prevent financial exploitation of senior citizens, one of the first statutes of its kind nationwide. He also led the team that created the cybersecurity examination module first used by most state regulators.
Prior to joining the Insurance Division, he was an officer (partner) at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in the firm’s Securities & Financial Services and Litigation groups where he assisted broker-dealers and investment advisers comply with regulations and respond to regulatory inquiries.
He has also served as Chief of Staff to then-Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, handling all aspects of consumer protection, antitrust and securities investigations and litigation. He began his career in private practice in St. Louis.