Governor-Elect Bill Lee Appoints Brandon Gibson to Senior Advisor Role

West Tennessee Judge to Serve in Cabinet
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 | 03:18pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Today, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced his appointment of Brandon Gibson to serve as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Governor, a cabinet-level position.

“Brandon is a principled conservative with deep rural roots in our state,” said Lee. “She is widely respected for her service on the Court of Appeals and I am honored that she will continue her commitment to public service in this administration.”

Brandon Gibson, of Crockett County, currently serves as a judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section and is the only woman in this role. Previously, she was a partner at Pentecost & Glenn law firm in Jackson. In addition to Gibson’s legal expertise, she earned a Masters of Agricultural Business Management from Mississippi State University and grew up on a soybean farm. She is an active member of the community who currently serves on the Crockett County Imagination Library Foundation Board of Directors and also serves as the National Director for Tennessee High School Rodeo.

Gibson’s new role as a Senior Advisor will include a broad portfolio with emphasis on long-term initiatives like criminal justice reform and prioritizing the needs of rural communities.

On November 7, the transition unveiled a new website – The site includes detailed information about the Governor-elect’s policy priorities, a section where Tennesseans can submit their resumes to potentially join his team, and most importantly, a section where Tennesseans can share their ideas with the Governor-elect and his team.

Since launching the site, the Lee Transition Team has received information from over 1,500 applicants who are interested in serving in the administration and more than 2,400 ideas for bettering state government.

More information can be found at