Gov-Elect Bill Lee names County Commissioner Brad Turner & 3 others to Cabinet


NASHVILLE, Tenn – The Latest on Gov.-elect Bill Lee’s Cabinet appointees (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Incoming Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced his picks to lead the state Department of Health, Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of General Services.

The Republican’s transition team said executive vice president of West Tennessee Healthcare Lisa Piercey will be health commissioner. The Gibson County resident oversees multiple hospitals with an emphasis on rural ones in Bolivar, Camden, Milan, Dyersburg and Martin.

Rutherford County Commissioner Brad Turner will head the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Turner is currently the director of client services at HealthStream Inc.

Commissioner Brad Turner, former LaVergne mayor Dennis Waldron and Rep. Mike Sparks present certificate to newly elected LaVergne Mayor Jason Cole.
Christi Branscom will lead the Department of General Services. The Knox County resident currently is the chief operating officer and general counsel at Partners Development. She previously was chief operating officer and deputy mayor for the city of Knoxville. Branscom founded Grace Construction in 2003.

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