Burns Phillips

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Burns Phillips
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Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
Incumbent
In office
March 18, 2013-present
Years in position 1
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorKarla Davis
Compensation
Base salary$156,216
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 18, 2013
Appointed byGov. Bill Haslam (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMiddle Tennessee State University (1970)
Master'sMiddle Tennessee State University (1975)
J.D.Nashville School of Law
Websites
Office website
Burns Phillips is the current Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. He was appointed to the position by Governor Bill Haslam on March 18, 2013, following the abrupt resignation of Karla Davis.[1]

Biography

Phillips is the founder of a surgical instrument company. He was serving as managing director of the Department of Finance and Administration when he was named as Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development in March 2013. He previously worked for the Transportation Department.[2]

Education

  • Bachelor's, Middle Tennessee State University, 1970
  • Master's, Middle Tennessee State University, 1975
  • J.D., Nashville School of Law

Political career

Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development (2013-Present)

Phillips was named acting Commissioner by Governor Bill Haslam on March 18, 2013, following the abrupt resignation of Karla Davis.[2] He was named the permanent commissioner on June 12, 2013.[3]

Appointments

2013

Phillips was first appointed as the acting Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development by Governor Bill Haslam on March 18, 2013.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karla Davis
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
2013-present
Succeeded by
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