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September 2017

Pennsylvania Governor Selects Leader for Dept. of Health and Human Services

Teresa D. Miller

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf nominated Teresa Miller to serve as the inaugural secretary for the state's new Department of Health and Human Services. Miller is currently acting in this position while waiting for legislative approval. Teresa Miller previously served the state as insurance commissioner since 2015. Her career includes time as an acting director for several insurance oversight offices in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2012 to 2014. When announcing the nomination, Governor Wolf said “She embodies the best of public service – effectively working across the aisle and state lines – to make the lives of Pennsylvanians better and more secure." View profile ↓

 

Denver Mayor Appoints Office of Economic Development Executive Director

Eric Hiraga

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock appointed Eric Hiraga as executive director of the Office of Economic Development in August 2017. He replaced Amy Mueller Edinger, who had been serving as acting executive director since Paul Washington’s departure in March 2017. Hiraga previously served as executive vice president and chief of staff at Denver International Airport. In a press release, Mayor Hancock said, “Denver has generated some powerful economic development momentum over the last several years, and it has elevated our city to be one of the strongest, most vibrant local economies in the entire country. Eric has played a critical role in this success. He has done an outstanding job at the airport securing new international flights and enhancing Colorado’s largest economic engine, and he is well positioned to not only help our local business community thrive, but enhance their global competitiveness. View profile ↓


 


 

 

Teresa D. Miller

Secretary (Acting)

Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

225 Main Capitol Building, 501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Tel: (717) 787-2500

Fax: (717) 772-8284

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Leadership® People ID 2008789360

Positions

 

Secretary (Acting), Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Appointed by Governor

Start Date: 2017

Location:

225 Main Capitol Building, 501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120 
Tel: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284

 

 

 

Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, Office of Federal Insurance, United States Department of the Treasury [TREAS]

Start Date: 2015

Location:

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20220 
Tel: (202) 622-3277

 

 

 

Member, Panel of Health Advisers, Congressional Budget Office [CBO]

Start Date: 2016

Location:

Ford House Office Building, Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20002 
Fax: (202) 225-7509
Tel: (202) 226-2600 (General Information; Publications)

 

 

 

Senior Issues Task Force Chair, The National Association of Insurance Commissioners [NAIC]

Start Date: 2017

Location:

Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1500, Kansas City, MO 64106-2197 
Tel: (816) 842-3600
Fax: (816) 783-8175

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Pacific Lutheran 1996 BA; Willamette 2002 JD

Bar Admissions: Oregon

 

 

Career History

 

Insurance Commissioner, Insurance Department, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2015-2017)

 

Property and Casualty Insurance Committee Chair, The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (2016-2017)

 

Acting Insurance Commissioner, Insurance Department, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2015)

 

Partner, Health Care Practice Group, Crowell & Moring LLP (2014-2015)

 

Acting Director, State Exchange Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, United States Department of Health and Human Services

 

Acting Director, Oversight Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, United States Department of Health and Human Services (2012-2014)

 

Acting Director, Insurance Programs Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, United States Department of Health and Human Services (2013-2014)

 

Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, Federal Insurance Office, United States Department of the Treasury (2011-2013)

 

Senior Advisor, Exchange Policy Division, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, United States Department of Health and Human Services (2011-2012)

 

Director, Board of Directors, Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation, State of Oregon (2011)

 

Insurance Division Administrator, Department of Consumer and Business Services, State of Oregon (2009-2011)

 

Acting Insurance Division Administrator, Consumer and Business Services Department, State of Oregon (2009)

 

 

 

Eric Hiraga

Executive Director

Office of Economic Development [OED], City and County of Denver, Colorado

Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor, Department 208, Denver, CO 80202

Tel: (720) 913-1561

eric.hiraga@denvergov.org

Fax: (720) 913-1802

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Leadership® People ID 2012565707

Positions

 

Executive Director, Office of Economic Development [OED], City and County of Denver, Colorado

Appointed by Mayor

Start Date: 2017

Location:

Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor, Department 208, Denver, CO 80202 
Tel: (720) 913-1561
eric.hiraga@denvergov.org
Fax: (720) 913-1802

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Colorado BS

 

 

Career History

 

Chief of Staff, Denver International Airport, City and County of Denver, Colorado (2012-2017)