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November 3, 2023

DWC's new deputy commissioner for Compliance and Investigations

Dan LaBruyere

Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Jeff Nelson has announced the appointment of Dan LaBruyere as DWC's new Deputy Commissioner for Compliance and Investigations, which includes Audits and Investigations, Enforcement, the Fraud Unit, and the Fraud Prosecution Unit. Dan replaces Debra Knight who left DWC in August to become the State Fire Marshal.

Prior to joining DWC, Dan worked for the 331st Criminal District Court in Travis County from October 2021 to October 2023, including time as the Team Lead where he led the prosecution of felony cases.

Dan also served in the Hays County and Wharton County District Attorneys’ offices.

Dan graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies and earned his juris doctorate from Baylor University.

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Last updated: 11/14/2023