• Haslam Announces David Smith as Communications Director

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 10:54am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that longtime press secretary David Smith will now serve as director of communications for his administration. “Dave has been a valued part of our team since the 2010 campaign, and I’m excited to have him take on this expanded role,” Haslam said. “Dave is trusted, respected and well liked both by folks in state government and by the media. His experience will serve him well as he drives our message on education, job creation and efficient and effective government."

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  • Haslam Outlines Progress, Challenges at Drive to 55 Summit

    Monday, September 21, 2015 | 2:39pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today convened the Drive to 55 Summit for a discussion on progress made and challenges the state faces in reaching the goal of 55 percent of Tennesseans having a postsecondary degree or certificate. Haslam first brought together higher education and workforce development leaders in 2012 and launched the Drive to 55 the next year. Today’s conversation focused on three areas: access to higher education; student completion, including for first generation students and adults; and workforce and economic development.

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