Jefferson City - Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed St. Louis-area attorney Sreenivasa Rao (Sreenu) Dandamudi to serve on the Administrative Hearing Commission for a six-year term. Dandamudi, of Town and Country, currently is general counsel for the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, a position he has held since 2006.
"I appreciate having such a quality candidate for this position, and Sreenu will bring valuable experience and diversity to the commission," Gov. Nixon said. "Sreenu also has demonstrated a deep commitment to his community, and I am pleased to appoint him."
Prior to serving as general counsel for that board, Dandamudi operated a private law practice in St. Louis and also was a Missouri assistant attorney general. While with the Attorney General's Office, he was legal counsel to several licensing boards, representing those boards before the Administrative Hearing Commission. Dandamudi is a graduate of Washington University School of Law.
The Governor's appointment now moves to the Missouri Senate for confirmation.
The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent administrative tribunal that decides disputes involving state agencies and another party, usually a private person or corporation. The Commission typically decides the cases after a trial-type hearing. The commissioners do not sit as a body; instead, each commissioner hears evidence and arguments from the state agency and from the other party and decides a case as an individual. Any party, including the state agency, may seek review of the Administrative Hearing Commission's decision from the judicial branch.