Russ Galbraith joined the Department in 2015. Since then, he has authored the Department’s efficiency report, led the effort to streamline agent pre-license education and served as hearing officer for numerous agent, company and consumer issues. 

Before that, Galbraith served as senior government and industry affairs manager for Farmers Insurance for 17 years.  During that time, Galbraith served as the primary legislative and regulatory liaison for Farmers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.  He previously served as President of the Arkansas Adjusters Association and sat on numerous industry boards including the Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana Automobile Insurance Plans, the Governor’s Earthquake Taskforce, the Arkansas State Disaster Coalition, the Arkansas Rural Risk Underwriting Association and the Arkansas Insurance Industry Coalition.

He earned a master’s degree in public administration from UALR and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lyon College.