published Friday, January 14th, 2011

Rebecca Hunter named state human resources director

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today named Rebecca Hunter, presently the Hamilton County Human Resources director, as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Resources.

Hunter was Human Resources director for Hamilton County for six years and financial management director for Hamilton County for 12 years.

She is a certified public accountant and certified government financial manager. She is also a senior professional in human resources.

“I want to welcome Rebecca Hunter to what I believe is an outstanding team of professionals here to serve Tennessee,” Haslam said in a news release. “Rebecca has the ground-level experience with Human Resources to help us become more efficient and effective.”

Hunter is very active in professional organizations and the community. She is a member of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Human Resources Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Counties Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee and chairwoman of the Audit Supervisory Committee for the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.

She is chairwoman of the HealthCare 21 Business Coalition and Commissioner with the Hixson Utility District.

“I am truly honored and humbled at this wonderful opportunity to serve the citizens of the state of Tennessee, and I look forward to working with Gov.-elect Haslam and his staff on the challenges facing our state,” Hunter said in the release

Hunter has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UTC.

She is married to David Hunter, and they have a daughter, Rachel Kile, and son-in-law, Jason Kile.

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Vickie803 said...

Incompetence is its own reward. Who else is going to get rewarded by the people who made Claude look good?

January 14, 2011 at 8:42 p.m.
factsplease said...

Sorry Vickie803, but I have looked and I cannot find anywhere (archived articles) where Mrs. Hunter has been deemed incompetent. From the information Haslam released, she seems well qualified for the position. I, for one, am proud that a fellow Hamilton County citizen has been named for the post. Where are the facts behind your incompetent statement? Good for you Mrs. Hunter! We are proud to have you represent Hamilton County and the State of Tennessee.

January 15, 2011 at 12:04 a.m.
Vickie803 said...

How naive your reaction is. Do you really think everything makes the papers? Do you think I am going to try to convince you? A very, very samll sliver of what goes on in government makes the papers. On the extremely naive believe otherwise.

January 15, 2011 at 11:04 a.m.
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