Larry Martin was named commissioner of the Department of Finance and Administration (F&A) on August 13, 2013, after being named interim commissioner on June 1, 2013 after Commissioner Mark Emkes retired.
Martin joined the Governor’s Office in May 2012 to work with the Department of Human Resources for the implementation of the Tennessee Excellence and Accountability Management (TEAM) Act, which included a comprehensive review of compensation and benefits throughout state government. Martin has worked on other projects as directed by the governor.
From September 2006 to December 2011, Martin served as deputy to the mayor of Knoxville for both Bill Haslam and Daniel Brown. He was responsible for Finance, Public Works, Community Development, Information Systems, Purchasing, and Risk Management for the City of Knoxville.
Prior to joining city government, Martin was an executive of First Horizon/First Tennessee Bank. He joined the company in 1969 and served in various capacities. He moved to Knoxville in 1987 when he was named president of First Tennessee Bank Knoxville. When he retired, he was serving as chief operating officer for First Tennessee Financial Services. A native of Jackson, Tenn., Martin received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee’s College of Business. He and his wife, Jane, have two adult daughters, Hope and Meg, and five grandchildren.