Michael Rothman

Michael Rothman

NASAA President and Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce

Mike Rothman is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Department). He was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in January 2011.

As Commissioner, Rothman oversees the Department’s broad jurisdiction of more than 20 regulated industries. Rothman’s top priorities include consumer protection, a clean energy future, and strong financial and energy sectors for Minnesota’s economy.

The Department regulates Minnesota’s insurance industry, financial institutions, securities and real estate sector. It also has a major role in overseeing the electric, natural gas and telephone sectors, energy conservation and efficiency, and administering low-income energy programs. Additionally, the Department regulates the accuracy of scales and pumps used for fuel and goods transactions in Minnesota’s economy.

Rothman currently serves as president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). He also is Chair of the Multi-Jurisdictional Committee, Vice Chair of the Cybersecurity Committee, and a member of both the Senior Issues/Diminished Capacity and Capital Formation Committees.