Craig A. Goettsch serves as First Deputy Commissioner for the Iowa Insurance Division. He received his B.A. degree with honors, from the University of Iowa in 1972 and his J.D. degree, with distinction., from University of Iowa Law School in 1975.
Goettsch served as President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) for a one-year term in 1993-94. He has served on numerous NASAA committees in addition to serving ten years as a member of its Board of Directors. He has testified on securities issues on behalf of NASAA in the United States Congress, and in the states of Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, California, and Wisconsin. He has served on task forces of state securities regulators to negotiate multistate settlements in cases involving Lloyd’s of London, Salomon Brothers, and Drexel Burnham Lambert Group. Goettsch currently serves as NASAA’s representative and Secretary for the SEC Investor Advisory Committee. He chairs NASAA’s Uniform Securities Act Committee and Awards Committee.
Goettsch has served as an adjunct professor, teaching securities law at Drake Law School and Iowa Law School. He is a founder and member of the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting financial literacy for youth. He has served as a founder and trustee of the Investor Protection Trust, a public charity dedicated to investor education.