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.
For more information, please visit www.billhaslam.org.