Gov. Abbott Appoints New Insurance Commissioner


Governor Greg Abbott has announced the appointment of Kent Sullivan to the position of Texas Commissioner of Insurance. The appointment is for a term set to expire February 1, 2019.

Commissioner Sullivan most recently held the position of Partner at the Jackson Walker law firm. He previously served as a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, first assistant attorney general for the Texas Office of the Attorney General and a state district court judge. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and the Austin Bar Association and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee and Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and previously served on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and the Texas Center for the Judiciary Board of Directors. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He has over 25 years of private practice experience.

“We look forward to working with Commissioner Sullivan, and are happy to have someone with his experience and background in this critical position for the Texas economy and insurance marketplace”, said ICT Executive Director Albert Betts.

Read the Governor's announcement here.

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