Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen will lead the National Association of Attorneys General.
The 61-year-old Democrat was formally elected president Thursday during the organization's summer meeting held in Vermont. Jepsen will serve as NAAG's president for one year, with his term ending June 2017.
He succeeds South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.
Jepsen's official initiative as president will focus on the changing landscape of health care delivery in the United States and the impact of those changes on competition and cost, as well as the challenges that regulators face as health care evolves.
Jepsen says Connecticut has seen "rapid consolidation" in health care. Nationally, he says there have been health insurance carrier mergers and an increased cost for pharmaceuticals, all issues where attorneys general play an important role.