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TN ECD Commissioner Hagerty To Attend Industry Appreciation Reception

June 11–

GREENEVILLE, TN – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty will be in Greeneville Thursday to assist the Greene County Partnership in recognizing Greeneville and Greene County industries for their contributions to the local economy.

The Partnership will be hosting local manufacturers at its annual Industry Appreciation Reception at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m.

As head of the state agency primarily responsible for job creation, Hagerty’s success is evident in the more than 38,000 job announcements made by the State of Tennessee since he took office.

Commissioner Hagerty is on leave from Hagerty Peterson, LLC, a merchant bank and private equity firm he founded.  He has founded, funded and grown a number of successful business enterprises, and has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of a variety of domestic and international firms.  He serves on the board of directors of global publishing company Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt and R.J. O’Brien, the largest independent futures brokerage in the United States.

Commissioner Hagerty has served in a number of senior executive positions with companies such as CyMed, the nation’s third largest medical records company, NEW Customer Services Company, the nation’s largest electronics warranty company, Sound Advice, a home entertainment retailer, and Powerway, Inc., an automotive supply chain management software company. 

He also has extensive experience in international business, having served as CEO of ALAM, Ltd., a joint venture private equity investment platform majority owned by Lehman Brothers which he helped establish, with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, China.  He also worked for the Boston Consulting Group for seven years and spent three years based in Tokyo, Japan, where he served as senior expatriate with responsibilities throughout Asia.

Commissioner Hagerty attended Vanderbilt University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics.  He also attended Vanderbilt University Law School where he was a Wilson Scholar and associate editor of the Law Review.  He resides in Nashville.

“Commissioner Hagerty is no stranger to Greene County as he has helped us announce new companies and expansions of existing companies during the past few years,” said Greene County Partnership President/CEO Tom Ferguson.  “This is an important night as we recognize our local industries for the contributions they make to our community, so we are honored that Commissioner Hagerty will be here to assist us.”

Invitations have been issued to industry leaders, elected officials, sponsors and Partnership board members.  Partnership members that are not  sponsors may attend the event at a cost of $30 per person, but must RSVP to the Partnership.

Major sponsor for the reception is Rodefer Moss & CO.  Other sponsors include AccuForce Staffing, Andrew Johnson Bank, At Work Personnel, Atmos Energy, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, C&C Millwright Maintenance Company, Consumer Credit Union, East Tennessee Iron & Metal , GCS Partnership, Greeneville Astros, Greeneville Collection Service, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, The Greeneville Sun,  Jarden Zinc Products, J. L. Jacobs & Associates, John Deere Power Products, Landair, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Marsh Propane, Mountain States Health Alliance, Professional Vending, Ready Mix USA, Rentenbach Constructors, Inc., Ron’s Millwright Service, South State Contractors, Staff Pro, Summers-Taylor, Takoma Regional Hospital, TEC Industrial, Transport Technologies, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, and Tusculum College.