Haslam Names Burns Phillips New TN Labor Commissioner

Jun 13, 2013

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Burns Phillips the new commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The 64-year-old Phillips had been serving as acting commissioner of the department. He came over from the Finance Department where he was managing director of customer-focused government initiatives administration-wide.

Haslam says Phillips is a good fit for the department because he has "both public and private sector experience and has served in multiple departments at the state level."