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Stephen Smith

Deputy Commissioner 
Division of TennCare

Stephen Smith is the Deputy Commissioner and Director of
TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program.  In his current role, Mr. Smith
manages a $12.7 billion health care enterprise that provides services to 1.4
million Tennesseans.  Before becoming director, Mr. Smith served as the
deputy director and chief of staff of TennCare.  Prior to joining
TennCare, Smith previously served as chief of staff to Governor Bill Haslam,
where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the governor's office and served as
top advisor and strategist.  Smith previously served as deputy commissioner
for policy and external affairs at the Tennessee Department of Education. 
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and
his law degree from the Nashville School of Law.