Washington, D.C.

Nashville, TN


Gary Jessee

by Rachad Davis

March 15, 2017

Managing Director, Sellers Dorsey; Former Deputy Executive Commissioner for Medical and Social Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Gary Jessee joined Sellers Dorsey as Managing Director in 2017 after working in public service in Texas for 20 years. He leads the firm’s efforts to build a sustainable and growing practice in the State of Texas by overseeing the firms’ service delivery and outreach, particularly in the area of managed long-term services and supports. He is the recent former Deputy Executive Commissioner for Medical and Social Services in Texas, the largest division in the Health and Human Services System. In that position Gary oversaw four departments and a $50 billion budget, bringing together client services, including eligibility services, Medicaid/CHIP services and functions, and community programs under one coordinated division. Prior to this, Gary served as the State Medicaid Director where he was responsible for overseeing services and supports for more than four million Texans across the state. He also previously served as the Chief Deputy Director for Program Operations in the Medicaid/CHIP Division. Before joining Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Gary served as Assistant Commissioner for the Access and Intake Division at the Department of Aging and Disability Services, where he was responsible for overseeing functions of the Area Agencies on Aging, Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities, Community Services and Program Operations, Community Living Assistance and Support Services, Contracts, Guardianship services and other specialized programs.