TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 9, 2017

Randy Boyd, the state commissioner of economic development, will be exiting his position and returning to the private sector in February, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today. The move sets off speculation that Boyd is contemplating a run in the 2018 gubernatorial race, the Tennessean reports. Boyd joined Haslam’s administration in 2013 as a special adviser on higher education and helped create the Drive to 55 initiative, the governor's effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree. Boyd will return to Radio Systems Corp., the business he started in 1991.