Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
Glen Mulready became the 13th Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner after receiving 62 percent of the vote statewide. He was sworn into office on January 14, 2019.
Glen is a long-time insurance professional and private sector businessman who is a recognized leader and champion in the insurance industry. Starting as a broker in 1984, Glen rose to serve at the executive level of the two largest health insurance companies in Oklahoma. In 2007, he joined Benefit Plan Strategies, a company helping businesses provide employee benefits and health insurance to their employees.
Glen has served as President of both the Tulsa and Oklahoma State Health Underwriters Associations and has been named State Health Underwriter of the Year.
In 2010, Glen successfully ran for state representative and quickly became the point person for the House of Representatives on insurance issues and was appointed chairman of the Insurance Committee after the 2014 elections. In 2011, Governing Magazine named Glen as one of 17 “GOP Legislators to Watch.”
Glen’s many successes led to him being tapped for the leadership position of Majority Floor Leader in 2017. As an influential state representative, Glen passed legislation which expanded insurance options and resulted in more insurance companies offering service in the state. His consumer awareness was most evident when he reformed a state employee insurance program to save Oklahoma millions of dollars a year while also saving thousands of dollars for those families. Seeking to improve the Oklahoma business climate, Glen sponsored the Insurance Business Transfer (IBT) Act that is now law and is recognized as one of the most innovative pieces of insurance legislation nationally. As of today, two major multimillion-dollar IBT transactions are underway in Oklahoma.
As Commissioner, Glen has brought a business-like, bottom-line approach to budgeting and management of the Insurance Department. Glen launched the Department’s first-ever data-driven “Traction” management process that centers on solving identified issues within a limited and specific timeframe. Under Commissioner Mulready’s, model each business unit, within the Insurance Department, is empowered to cut through bureaucracy to maximize efficiency and responsiveness to taxpayers and the industry alike.
Glen and Sally, his wife of 32 years, are the proud parents of three teenage sons, Sam, Jake and Will. In 2008, Glen and Sally were the recipients of Leadership Tulsa’s Paragon Award for their work with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Glen is very active in the community, having served on numerous boards and committees, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, March of Dimes, Shepherds Fold Ranch Christian Summer Camp, Crime Commission and Tulsa Tough.