Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Erin Bennett as the Director of the Regulatory Compliance Division within the Office of the Governor for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Established by SB 1995 during the 86thLegislative Session, the Regulatory Compliance Division is a new division that will review rules affecting market competition proposed by state licensing agencies.
Erin Bennett of Austin has served as a policy advisor for the Office of the Governor since January 2018, with a focus on the regulation of the health professions, including the implications of federal antitrust law on the state’s health regulatory boards. She previously served as a legislative counsel for the Texas Legislative Council Legal Division for nearly eight years. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association and a member and former director of the Austin Young Lawyers Association. She is also a board member of the Austin Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals, a former vice president for the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, and a 2015 class member of the Leadership Austin Emerge Program. Bennett received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law.