Eleanor Kitzman was appointed the Texas Insurance Commissioner effective Aug. 15, 2011, by Gov. Rick Perry.
Kitzman served as the executive director of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board and also as a past director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance. She is a former clerk for the Texas Supreme Court. Kitzman previously held management positions with several insurers and reinsurers, and practiced law with the Austin office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and South Carolina Bar Association.
Kitzman received her B.A. from the University of Houston in 1984 and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1986.