Austin, TX – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Julia Rathgeber of Austin as State Commissioner of Insurance for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commissioner oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and provides information and assistance to insurance consumers.
Rathgeber is currently deputy chief of staff in the Office of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. She is a past director of research for the Texas General Land Office, and a past director of the strategic assessment division for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Seton Fund Development Board, and a member of and volunteer for The Settlement Club and The Settlement Home for Children.
Rathgeber received a bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Source: TX Govenor’s Office