Commissioner Craddick Welcomes New Staff Member

June 03, 2020

AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick is pleased to announce that Mia Hutchens has joined the team as the new Director of Public Affairs.


"We are excited to have Mia joining our team as she will play a critical role in helping the Commission ensure regulatory certainty for this great industry," said Commissioner Craddick. "Her experience in this sector will serve our office and the agency well."

Hutchens joins the team after spending years in the private sector focusing on oil and gas policy. Most recently, she served as Manager of Government Affairs for the Texas Association of Business. She grew up in Grapevine, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Political Science.

Christi Craddick was reelected statewide by the people of Texas in November 2018 to serve as Texas Railroad Commissioner. A native of Midland, Christi is an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.

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