You are the owner of this article.

Tennessee Gov-elect Lee announces transition team

  • 0
  • 1 min to read
Governor-elect Bill Lee

 Surrounded by his large family, Governor-elect Bill Lee thanks his family, supporters and the voters and repeats his vision for Tennessee to a packed Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Lee has tapped Nashville businessman Butch Eley to run his transition team.

Eley served on Lee's business advisory campaign coalition. Prior to that, he was the chief growth officer of DBI Services and founder of Infrastructure Corporation of America. He also served in former Nashville Mayor Bill Boner's administration as director of economic and community development.

Eley will be assisted by Lee's general consultant Blake Harris and campaign manager Chris Devaney, former chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party and former senior aide to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.

Lee, owner of the Franklin-based Lee Company, defeated Democrat Karl Dean this week in the race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

Campaign finance chairman Stuart McWhorter was named to head up the organization of Lee's inauguration on Jan. 19.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.