Mike Causey Insurance Commissioner & State Fire Marshal Mike Causey Photograph (Color), (BW) North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has been a small businessman, insurance agent, and insurance agency owner with 25 years in the insurance industry. Mike Causey is a native of Guilford County and still lives in the same house on the Causey family farm where he grew up, residing there with his wife of 43 years, Hisae, and their family pets. Commissioner Causey learned the values of hard work as his family grew produce and raised livestock on the family farm and supplied farmers’ markets in the Greensboro area. After high school, Causey entered a work/study program at Wake Technical College where he earned his degree in Engineering Technology. From there he went into the U.S. Army, where he served as a Military Policeman and played in the Army Band. After his military experience, Mike worked as a field engineer in the construction industry and later entered an engineering program at UNC–Charlotte. He soon began his career in the insurance industry, working with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Charlotte. He went on to learn virtually every facet of the insurance industry, working as an agency manager and superintendent of agencies for Standard Life Insurance Company and owning his own agency. Along the way, Commissioner Causey continued his education with an undergraduate degree and graduate studies from High Point University. In addition to his experience in the insurance industry, Commissioner Causey has been a lifelong farmer and entrepreneur, owning several family businesses, including an antique store, a farm equipment dealership and a produce market. Commissioner Mike Causey likes to stay busy, and looks forward to learning the insurance and safety needs of North Carolina families and businesses as he seeks to serve the citizens of North Carolina.