Hagerty Statement on Leadership Transition at Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

June 7, 2022

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development, today released the following statement after Governor Bill Lee announced Commissioner Bob Rolfe’s departure from state government and the appointment of Stuart McWhorter to serve as Commissioner:

“A good-paying job can solve a lot of ills, and hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans have Commissioner Bob Rolfe to thank for his tireless efforts to recruit new, sustaining jobs and industries to our state. While Bobby’s excellent leadership will be missed, I am pleased that Governor Lee has tapped Stuart McWhorter, someone who has a long history of service to our state and a tremendous knowledge of the private sector, to lead the department. Because of our business-friendly, pro-worker policies, Tennessee is where people want to live, work, and raise a family. I applaud Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe for helping make this a reality, and I am confident it will seamlessly continue with the new leadership of Commissioner McWhorter.”