Travis Klavohn is a management consultant, University of Georgia MBA, and resident of Smyrna, Georgia.
Travis has worked for over 24 years primarily in the areas of health insurance and employee benefits. He has advised some of the largest organizations and governments on health insurance, employee compensation, workforce policies, and data analytics. Travis’s professional mission has been to provide individuals and organizations with real solutions to complex problems. And, his prime directive has been to fight for affordable healthcare for American families.
A healthcare consumer advocate
In 2004, Travis successfully worked with North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Jim Long for deregulation resulting in lower health insurance premiums for consumers and employers who sponsored health plans. In 2009, Travis was the lead author of the State of Tennessee’s healthcare strategy and worked with Governor Phil Bredesen (D) and staff on implementation to lower costs for the State and its employees. In 2013, Travis was the lead researcher and author of a seminal study of healthcare consumers and the impact of Health Savings Accounts entitled The BenefitWallet 2013 Member Survey Report.
Most recently, Travis led innovation in data analytics applications for Conduent (formerly Xerox Corporation) to aid individuals and organizations in choosing the right insurance-based benefits and retirement plans. Travis’s professional work has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Benefits Quarterly, Society for Human Resource Management, Foundation for Economic Education, and National Association of Health Underwriters.
A small business champion
Through his family’s involvement in small businesses in construction, real estate, and agriculture, Travis understands the impact small businesses have on all aspects of the economy. As the son of a general contractor, Travis has seen first-hand that banking regulations and restrictive permit policies greatly impact the building industry. Furthermore, Travis believes free trade has economic benefits for the State of Georgia and small businesses. New economic opportunities and jobs will be created when goods travel through Georgia’s expanded port in Savannah to and from global markets.
Travis is a rural land owner. Longbow Farm is a modest plot which grows one of Georgia’s valued crops, southern yellow pine, to supply the needs of construction, biomass, and renewable energy industries. All forest products and wildlife are managed in an ecologically responsible and renewable manner to provide a legacy for future generations.
Travis has supported the greater Atlanta community through coaching youth sports, serving on a citizens’ task force for the City of Sandy Springs, and most recently managing a state-wide campaign for Allen Buckley, candidate for US Senate. As an informed citizen, and not a career politician, Travis grew concerned about the state of American politics and the historic challenges his fellow citizens will inherit particularly in healthcare and the expansion of the federal government. These challenges have been made worse by divisive partisanship and lack of citizen involvement in government.
Travis believes that states and the American people, not the federal government, are in the best position to solve problems while maintaining the individual liberties Americans cherish.
Travis moved to Georgia in 1993 after graduating from the University of South Carolina to begin his career in insurance. In 1995, Travis and his wife, Cindy were married at Jonesboro United Methodist Church. Travis later earned an MBA from the University of Georgia. Travis and Cindy currently reside in Smyrna, Georgia with their two sons, Nicholas and Nathan, and a beagle named Tripper. They are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.