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Richardson, Texas 75080
- Life Insurance
- Georgia Insurance Commissioner
- Regulatory Matters
- Insurance Fraud
- Financial Examination of Insurers
- Parametric & Non-Parametric Statistical Analysis
- Insurance Company Standards
Dr. Ryles is the former Georgia Commissioner of Insurance, Fire Safety, Industrial Loans and Comptroller General. He was elected to those positions in 1990 and served from 1991 through 1994. He consults on regulatory matters, insurance fraud and the financial examination of insurers. He is also trained in parametric and non-parametric methods of statistical analysis.
He graduated from Troy State University with a bachelor of science degree and later added a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science from the University of Georgia. He has followed a career path in politics and public service. From 1985 until his election to the commissioner position in 1991, he was the political and legislative director, district 3 (Southeast) Communications Workers of America. Prior to that he held the position of administrator of the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. He has served on a wide variety of local, state and national committees, including; the executive committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the advisory committee to the Georgia Utility Rate Counsel and as the research director of Governor Jimmy Carter’s Goals for Georgia program.
Dr. Ryles is widely experienced in all aspects of insurance regulatory issues and has provided litigation support in a large number of insurance related cases. He has testified before state and national government committees, including the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Dr. Ryles has taught at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Mercer University. He has served as a visiting lecturer to the U.S. Information Agency in India and also as the director of Communication Workers of America Labor Education and Training Program.
He has broad experience as a public speaker, author and as a television and radio presenter. He has hosted various financial and consumer related television programs on Georgia public television and authored many regular newspaper columns. He has lectured on a wide range of insurance topics but has a special concentration in the regulatory area.
As Georgia’s insurance commissioner, Ryles initiated solvency requirement reforms for alternative insurance markets; reformed financial examination standards for insurers and established Georgia’s first insurance fraud unit. He also chaired the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' anti-fraud committee for two years. He is also trained in parametric and nonparametric methods of statistical analysis.
He currently acts as an associate consultant and expert witness with Robert Hughes Associates and has recently been involved in projects concerning insurance regulatory matters.
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