Governor Rick Perry announced the appointment of Eleanor Kitzman as the Texas Commissioner of  Insurance, effective August 15, 2011.  Ms. Kitzman has most recently served as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board and was a past director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance.  Prior to that, she was a clerk for the Texas Supreme Court and an associate at Akin, Gump, Strauss and Feld.  To view the official press release, click here.