Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi
Since his Senate confirmation in 2010, Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi has been responsible for presiding over more than 100 statutorily specified matters. These include state income tax, sales/use tax, professional licensing, Medicaid provider issues, state employee discipline, and state campaign finance issues. From November 2010 through February 2013, he served as Managing Commissioner overseeing the Commission’s personnel. Thereafter, during January 2014 through February 2015 he functioned as both Presiding and Managing Commissioner over legislation, budget, and personnel.
Commissioner Dandamudi began his career in 2001, serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri where he represented several professional licensing boards, including the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. In 2006, Commissioner Dandamudi accepted the position of General Counsel with the Healing Arts, where he advised the board on legal issues, including telemedicine and physician-nurse collaborative practice; regularly drafted state legislation and annually drafted state regulations; and litigated administrative trials. Subsequently, in 2007 he was selected by the Federation of State Medical Boards to serve as a member of the faculty for its Board Attorneys Workshops. In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Nixon and confirmed by the Senate to serve as Commissioner for a six-year term.
Raised in St. Louis since he was three years old, Commissioner Dandamudi understands the needs of the community and has made a personal commitment to serve the area by leveraging his experience with governmental relations. Commissioner Dandamudi volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Directors of Affinia Healthcare (formerly known as Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc.), was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, is Founding President of the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Asian American Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Missouri Bar Association, to include his participation in the 2006-2007 Leadership Academy class. In June 2012, he was selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders to participate in a seven-member bipartisan delegation to China and Taiwan. In 2014, he hosted an incoming Chinese government delegation in St. Louis.
Commissioner Dandamudi earned his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law, his Master of Arts from American University in International Affairs, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois in History.