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Renée T. Slusher earned her Bachelor of  Educational Studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Missouri in 1989.  She earned a law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1992. 

Commissioner Slusher has a distinguished legal career in public service.  After graduation from law school, she worked as an attorney in private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri for nine years primarily in the area of employment law,  and then transitioned into the public sector.  Commissioner Slusher worked for the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations for five years, primarily for the Division of Workers’ Compensation as Director and Legal Advisor.  She also worked as Chief Enforcement Counsel for the State of Missouri, Office of Secretary of State, Division of Securities and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection Division before transitioning to the Office of Administration.

In 2010, Commissioner Slusher was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel for the Missouri  Office of Administration, after serving as Legal Counsel since January 2009.  The Office of Administration is the administrative and managerial arm of Missouri State Government.  As Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel she primarily worked with state agencies pursuing objectives and maximizing efficient operations and providing legal advice on multifaceted administrative issues.  In her role as Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel, she also served as a Board Member of the Missouri Public Entity Risk Management (MOPERM) and the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF).

In May 2016, Commissioner Slusher was appointed by Governor Nixon and confirmed by the Senate to serve as Commissioner for a six-year term.  She resides in Columbia with her husband, Christopher Slusher, and their two sons.