Brian LeClair, JD, MBA

Principal Deputy Administrator
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biography

Photo of Brian LeClair, JD, MBA, HRSA's Principal Deputy Administrator

Brian LeClair, JD, MBA, became Principal Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on October 4, 2017.

HRSA is the primary Federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA's $10.5 billion annual budget expands access to quality health care through an array of grants to state and local governments, health care providers and health professions training programs.

Before coming to HRSA, LeClair was President and COO of the LeClair Group, a national marketing organization that focuses on the recruitment and training of health insurance agents and the distribution of major medical, Medicare and long term care products. In this role, he recruited large clusters of insurance agents from across the country, conducted training seminars for agents, and was successful in growing the company’s revenues.

Previously, he was the Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs and a Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Minnesota. He served as leader of the Administration’s 2010 negotiating team to reconstruct the General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) program which had been defunded in 2009. He also played a key role in constructing a statutory framework for Minnesota’s future involvement with the Affordable Care Act.

From 2003-2007, he was a State Senator in the Minnesota Senate where he was the ranking member of the Senate Health and Human Services Budget Division. In the Senate, he was the leading public spokesperson for his caucus on all health and welfare related issues.

LeClair earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Hofstra University.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2018