Statement from Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) regarding Governor-elect Bill Haslam’s reappointment of Susan Whitaker as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

“I am delighted that Governor-elect Haslam has reappointed Susan Whitaker as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.  She has done an excellent job and is most deserving of the opportunity to remain in this position of importance.  Tourism is a critical component of our state’s economy with a payroll generated by direct travel spending now reaching more than $5.3 billion. It is especially important to Sevier and Blount Counties in our 8th Senatorial District which heavily rely on tourism as an integral part of our economy.  I congratulate Governor-elect Haslam for an excellent choice and look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner Whitaker to enhance tourism in our state during the upcoming legislative session.”

   

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