Meet CMS' new leadership team: 3 things to know

CMS named new members to its leadership team, Administrator Seema Verma said July 24.

Here are three things to know about the appointments:

1. CMS named Paul Mango its chief of staff and chief principal deputy administrator. Mr. Mango brings more than 30 years of healthcare industry experience to the job. He joins CMS from McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner and head of the firm's U.S. Center for Health Reform. Mr. Mango is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division.

2. Chris Traylor is CMS' new deputy administrator for strategic initiatives. He brings 26 years of public sector experience to the role. In 2016, Mr. Traylor retired as the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Since his retirement, Mr. Traylor has been leading a healthcare consulting firm serving hospital operation and finance clients.

3. Ms. Verma also promoted Brady Brookes, who currently serves as CMS' deputy chief of staff, to a concurrent role as deputy administrator. Ms. Brookes joined CMS in 2017 as deputy chief of staff after serving as legislative director to then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 

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