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Nancy Davenport

Nancy Davenport

Chair: NOLHGA Board of Directors
Special Counsel: Brighthouse Financial

Nancy Davenport served as Head of Government Relations and Public Policy at Brighthouse Financial until retiring in April 2023, when she became Special Counsel. She led a team responsible for all state and federal regulatory and legislative matters, public policy, and the Office of Sustainability. She was a Vice President in MetLife’s Government Relations and Public Policy group from October 2011 until moving to Brighthouse in October 2016.

Ms. Davenport joined MetLife from New York Life, where she was a Vice President in the Office of Governmental Affairs; she had earlier been a Vice President in State Government Affairs at JPMorgan Chase and served as a Senior Counsel and Director of State Relations for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). She also served as Director of the Assembly Minority Counsel’s Office in the New York State Legislature and as Executive Director and Counsel for the New York State Legislative Ethics Committee. Before working in the New York State Legislature, she was in private practice in North Carolina and New York and an adjunct lecturer at Vassar College.

Ms. Davenport is the Chair of the NOLHGA Board of Directors, serves as Vice Chair of the Delaware Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association, and is a member of the West Virginia Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association Board of Directors. She previously served on the Boards of several state guaranty associations and the Guaranty Association Benefits Company (GABC). She is a member of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC) and is an active member of numerous national and state trade associations.

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