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Governor-elect Bill Lee announces new Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner

Thursday, January 03, 2019 | 03:40pm
Dr. Jeff McCord

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee has announced Dr. Jeff McCord will be the next Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Dr. McCord is from Sullivan County and currently serves as the Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development at Northeast State Community College. 

McCord leads Workforce Solutions, a workforce development program that includes the development of registered apprenticeship programs, as well as the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM), a technical career academy. 

In addition to his organizational leadership role for Adult Education programming with the First Development District, McCord also serves as the lead administrator for the nationally recognized Kingsport Academic Village. 

McCord has over 20 years of business and industry experience including a number of leadership positions and specific experience related to organizational effectiveness and corporate education.