Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor
Chris Traylor was selected by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as the Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner effective July 1, 2015. Traylor has served for decades in leadership roles for the State of Texas, including most recently as Health and Human Services chief deputy commissioner. In his new role, Traylor will lead the administration of the five health and human services agencies and programs.
Traylor previously served as commissioner of the Department of Aging and Disability Services, and within HHSC as the associate commissioner for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, chief of staff, and deputy commissioner of governmental relations. In 2004, he helped oversee the consolidation of the 15 health and human services agencies into the current five.
Traylor is a graduate of Texas Tech University.