Phoenix - DIFI is excited to announce the hiring of Ms. Victoria E. Fimea as the Chief Captive Analyst in the Financial Affairs Division. Ms. Fimea will oversee a division that monitors the solvency of captive insurers doing business in Arizona, audits and analyzes financial filings and performs financial examinations.

Ms. Fimea is an attorney with over 30 years of insurance and public affairs advocacy experience, including over 20 years in C-suite and senior level positions. Her extensive captive insurance experience encompasses roles such as Senior Vice President with an alternative risk provider where she managed the regulatory, claims, underwriting and captive formation departments, and as a Senior Vice President and General Counsel in the life insurance industry forming captive insurers for reserve financing transactions. Ms. Fimea spent many years of her career in Washington, D.C., managing several advocacy efforts for a major national insurance trade association. Ms. Fimea volunteers her time to Northern Arizona University as it continues to grow its RMI (Risk Management and Insurance) certificate program through The W.A. Franke College of Business.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at NAU, teaching the senior year capstone course for NAU’s RMI certificate program.  Ms. Fimea has a B.S. from NAU, her M.A. from The American University School of International Service, and her J.D. from The American University Washington College of Law. She is admitted to the Bars of Arizona, California, the District of Columbia and Illinois. Ms. Fimea is a native of Phoenix and the 1981 Truman Scholar for the State of Arizona.