Acting Commissioner Mark Fowler


Acting Commissioner Mark Fowler

Mark Fowler, a Montgomery native, was appointed Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Insurance by Governor Kay Ivey effective July 1, 2022. As Acting Commissioner, he serves as chief administrator for the Department and leads it in fulfilling its mission to serve the people of Alabama by regulating the insurance industry, providing consumer protection, promoting market stability, and enforcing state fire safety standards and laws. He also participates in a variety of committees with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Fowler joined the Insurance Department in February of 2013, previously serving as Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Staff. In that role, his responsibilities included serving as liaison to the Alabama Legislature and a point-of-contact with the Governor’s staff, other government agencies, and outside entities such as industry associations and consumer organizations. He also managed the Department’s public outreach and media relations program, general administration of the Department, special assignments for the Commissioner and served as an administrative liaison between the Commissioner and each division of the Department. During Mark’s tenure as legislative liaison, the Department has been successful in enacting more than thirty (34) bills plus assisting in the enactment of several industry sponsored bills that were supported by the Department.

Before joining the Insurance Department, Mark developed an established career in government and public affairs as well as association management spanning twenty-eight (28) years at both the state and federal levels. Mark served seventeen (17) years as an association executive director in Alabama working with major industries including chemical manufacturing, cable/broadband telecommunications, agribusiness, and others. He has served as a Board Member and Treasurer of Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education, and a Board Member of the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee. Mark also worked approximately five (5) years in the Washington, DC, area, first as a legislative assistant to the late US Senator Howell Heflin and then as a congressional liaison for Rockwell International, a major defense and aerospace company.

Fowler is an Auburn University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications and holds a Master of Political Science degree from Auburn University Montgomery. Mark is Past President of the Auburn University Montgomery Alumni Association. Aside from his professional career, Mark is the former host of Gospel Saturday Morning, a weekly gospel music radio program which aired on WMGY Radio (800AM/99.3FM) in Montgomery and streamed on Glory Bound Radio. Mark is also a co-host of the Bluegrass Revival Jam, a bluegrass music event in Montgomery. He is married to the former Robin Hackney of Montgomery. They have one son, John Alex Fowler. They are members of Montgomery’s First Baptist Church.