Carter Lawrence sworn in as interim Commerce & Insurance commissioner

Gov. Bill Lee has sworn in Carter Lawrence as the interim commissioner of Commerce & Insurance. He succeeds Julie Mix McPeak, who left to take take a job in the private sector.

Lawrence, of Williamson County, had served as deputy commissioner for the department’s administration and for regulatory boards. He has law and business degrees from the University of Tennessee.

McPeak was a holdover from Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration.  Greenberg Traurig announced last week that she is founding the law firm’s new Nashville office — the company’s 41st location worldwide and 31st in the U.S.

McPeak was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners last year.

Editor’s note: The Tennessee Journal is on summer break next week. Blog posting will be lighter than usual until July 1. 

6 Responses to Carter Lawrence sworn in as interim Commerce & Insurance commissioner

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    Too much power in Williamson County. Speaker, Gov, etc.

    • Cannoneer2 says:

      Had to go to Huntsville on Sunday and they are repaving I-65 AGAIN! The stretch of I-65 from Franklin to Nashville is the most fussed over stretch of road in this state. Those of us who come downtown from the Lebanon/Mount Juliet area are sick of dodging potholes..

  • Linda Caldwell says:

    Are there any qualified people in any of the other 94 counties in Tennessee? The Williamson County thing looks inbred and odd.

  • Perry Aubric says:

    Well, maybe he can tell us why the regulatory boards are such a mess with record vacancies and old appointees serving way past their terms.

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  • Eddie White says:

    I hope Gov. Lee will stand good to his promises and do something to help rural Tennessee. It is sad what happened this week in Jamestown. Hospitals closing in rural communities is not a good thing.

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