Hector De La Torre
Executive Director, Transamerica Center for Health Studies
Hector De La Torre is the Executive Director of the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, a national nonprofit focused on is focused on empowering consumers and employers to achieve the best value and protection from their health coverage, as well as the best outcomes in their personal health and wellness. De La Torre is also a member of the Board of Governors at LA Care, the largest public health plan in the United States; a Trustee at his alma mater Occidental College in Los Angeles; and serves on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a gubernatorial appointee. Hector served as a State Assemblymember for California’s 50th District from 2004-2010. Prior to that, he was Mayor and Councilmember in his hometown of South Gate. Among his accomplishments as an elected official were expanding access to doctors in underserved communities, consumer protections against retroactive cancellation of health insurance, and supporting facilities improvements at Children’s Hospitals. Hector has a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and attended the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.