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Norris: Boyd Will Be ‘Great Asset’ to TN as ECD Chief

Press release from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus; December 18, 2014: 

NASHVILLE – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) released the following statement regarding the appointment of Randy Boyd as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development:

“Randy Boyd will be a great asset to the Department of Economic and Community Development and the State of Tennessee. He brings tremendous experience from the private sector, as well as through government service.”

“I have worked closely with Randy over the past two years on workforce development and education initiatives including LEAP (Labor Education Alignment Program) and Drive to 55. The success of LEAP and Drive to 55 will obviously have a significant impact on Tennessee’s ability to increase the successful recruitment of business and industry and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new capacity.”

“Boyd’s previous efforts in this regard and experience at Tennessee Higher Education Commission should give him a head start on what I trust will be a successful tenure at the top of one of our most important departments.”

Norris is a member of the state’s Workforce Development Board which advises the governor on all matters of workforce development strategy for the State of Tennessee.

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