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Gov. Lee Appoints Butch Eley as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 01:02pm

Nashville, Tenn. -- Today, Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Butch Eley to serve as the Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration (F&A). Eley currently serves as Chief Operating Officer in the Governor’s Office and will continue to coordinate efforts between departments in the interim.

“The Department of Finance and Administration will play a crucial role in the reboot of our state’s economy and Butch brings significant expertise to the role as our state faces economic changes,” said Lee. “His knowledge of the private sector and service as our chief operating officer will ensure we keep Tennessee in a fiscally sound position by prudent management of state services.”

Prior to joining the Lee Administration, Eley was a founder and CEO of Infrastructure Corporation of America (ICA). Headquartered in Nashville, ICA was one of the nation’s leading infrastructure asset maintenance management companies with comprehensive asset management contracts throughout the country.

Eley was also a partner and eventually President at the Ingram Group, a premier public affairs and advisory firm in Tennessee. At the Ingram Group, he specialized in helping companies interact with multiple levels of government.

Eley earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA at Belmont University. He and his wife Ginger reside in Nashville.