The Board of Trustees of Baylor College of Medicine has named Brian K. Jammer as vice president of state government relations.

Jammer, who has served as associate vice chancellor for government relations at University of Texas health-related institutions since 2003, will begin work at Baylor on Dec. 1.

He succeeds Tom Kleinworth, who is retiring from Baylor after 33 years of leading the College’s government relations.

“Brian has an exceptional understanding of higher education issues and the Texas Legislature,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor. “Before joining the UT System, he served almost two decades with the state Legislature in various positions. We welcome his expertise to our team.”

For the UT System, Jammer focused on policy and appropriations issues. He supported the UT System Office of Health Affairs and partnered with government relations colleagues at UT Southwestern, UT Health Science Centers at Houston, San Antonio and Tyler, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the medical schools at UT Austin and UT Rio Grande Valley on a variety of local, state and federal legislative and administrative rulemaking and policy issues.

He is past chair of the Task Force on Higher Education Governmental Relations, the premier national organization for college and university government relations professionals. He is past president of the Austin Black Lawyers Association, past member of the Board of the National Bar Association and past chair of the Austin/Travis County Bar.

Jammer has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin.