Lee Nov. 17

Gov. Bill Lee announced recently Carter Lawrence will serve in his cabinet as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, effective immediately.

“Carter is a proven public servant who has stewarded key priorities for the administration throughout his tenure, and I’m confident he’ll continue to support Tennessee businesses and consumers with integrity,” said Lee. “We appreciate his dedication to the Department of Commerce and Insurance and look forward to his continued service.”

Lawrence previously served as chief deputy commissioner and chief operating officer at the Department of Commerce and Insurance.

He also served on Tennessee’s economic recovery group throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting Lee’s efforts to reboot the state’s economy.

A lifelong Tennessean and Nashville native, Lawrence earned his law degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. Prior, he graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois.

He currently lives in Nashville with his wife and three children and is a member of Nashville’s Church of the Redeemer.

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