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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 11, 2019

Gov. Bill Lee has picked Hodgen Mainda to be the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Mainda most recently served as vice president for community development at the Electric Power Board in Chattanooga. He previously held positions with lobbying and consulting firm River Branch Strategies and a workplace health care provider based in Chattanooga. The Nashville Post reports that he also served as director of legal operations, government relations and community outreach for a local law firm. Mainda succeeds Julie Mix McPeak, who left government service over the summer to open a Tennessee office for law firm Greenberg Traurig. Mainda will start his new job Oct. 1.