Brentwood business executive gets a job with Trump administration

Matthew Bassett, a former staffer for Republican congressmen who now works for a Brentwood home-based health care company, has been nominated by President Trump for a legislative liaison position in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Here’s the White House Press release

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Matthew Bassett to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

If confirmed, Matthew Bassett of Tennessee will serve as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Legislation. Mr. Bassett is a healthcare policy expert with more than 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his nomination, he served as a senior executive for healthcare companies myNEXUS and Davita Inc. In addition to his experience in the private sector, he held senior positions in the United States House of Representatives for members of the House Rules and Energy and Commerce Committees.  He also served the Governor of Kentucky as a senior advisor in his role as Chief of Staff to Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  There he worked to bring reforms to Kentucky’s Medicaid and insurance markets. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Access Tennessee Health Insurance Pool.  Mr. Bassett, originally from Coral Springs, Florida, holds a BA degree from Baylor University and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from Trinity University.

He’s currently listed as senior vice president for government relations at Brentwood-based MyNEXUS and  ran Bassett Consulting  LLC from late 2012 until early 2015. As a congressional staffer he worked for U.S. Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Ernie Fletcher (R-Ky.). After Fletcher was elected governor of Kentucky in 2003, he became chief of staff for the Kentucky Department of Health and Family Services.


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