Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Smith Harris Carr
511 Union St Ste 710
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)255-2643
Immediate Past Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994

Baker Policy Analysts Form Lobbying Firm

Wendell Moore and Jeremy Nagoshiner are leaving their positions as policy analysts with Baker Donelson to join Tasha Alexander in forming the new consulting and lobbying firm MNA Government Relations, the Nashville Business Journal reports. Moore previously founded and ran the Capitol Group. Nagoshiner also was a member of the Capitol Group and had previously served as a legislative liaison for the governor’s office. Alexander will fold her consulting group into the new firm. She previously was vice president and deputy general counsel for the Tennessee Bankers Association. Baker Donelson’s legislative analyst M. Adam Jaynes also will join the new firm.

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McCormick: Open to Chattanooga Mayoral Run

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, says running for Chattanooga mayor was not part of his calculation when he decided not to seek reappointment to the leadership post. And though he is running unopposed for his House seat, he says he has been surprised by the number of people who have suggested he consider challenging the sitting Democratic mayor. His initial response to questions from the Times Free Press was no, but then he said, “I don’t want to close out the door completely.”

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