Biography of John G. Franchini

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) appointed John G. Franchini as Insurance Superintendent July 27, 2010. During the 2013 legislative session, legislation effectuating a Constitutional Amendment passed in the 2012 general election (HB 45) removed the insurance division from the PRC and created a stand-alone agency, The Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI). This was effective July 1, 2013.

This legislation also created a nominating committee for the position of the Superintendent of Insurance. The nomination committee unanimously re-confirmed John G. Franchini to continue in his capacity as Superintendent for the State of New Mexico. Franchini has more than 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He “temporarily” joined Consolidated Agency, his father’s independent insurance agency, while attending graduate school at the University of New Mexico. Ten years later, he purchased the business and expanded it to four locations, employing 82 people and servicing nearly 15,000 customers. During that time, he served on the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Pool Board of Governors, the Patient Compensation Administration Board of Directors, and was elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico. In 1998, Poe & Brown, a national insurance broker, purchased the business. Franchini was named vice president, and his responsibilities included new business production, development of specialized insurance programs, and agency acquisitions.

Franchini joined New Mexico Mutual in 2002 and was eventually named vice president of government and industry affairs. At New Mexico Mutual, he worked with state legislators, members of regulatory agencies and insurance agents to strengthen the company’s financial and public standing.

He is also a member of the Leadership New Mexico Class of 2007, former board member of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association and past president of the New Mexico Insurance Association.

Franchini is a native New Mexican and a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, NE.