Lawrence New TN Insurance Commissioner
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has sworn in Carter Lawrence as the new interim commissioner of commerce and insurance. Lawrence replaces Julie Mix McPeak, who resigned to pursue a career in the private sector. Lawrence is an attorney who previously served as the department’s deputy commissioner. McPeak was Tennessee’s commissioner since 2011, during which she served a term as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). McPeak recently joined the law firm of Greenberg Traurig P.A., where she will work in the firm’s insurance regulatory and transactions practice in Nashville.