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Commissioner Goetz

M.D. Goetz, Jr. serves as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration. In this role, he is the governor's chief financial officer for Tennessee state government and manages over a $ 21.5 billion budget. He provides executive direction to the department and his office coordinates division activities as they relate to other agencies. The department acts as the chief corporate office of state government and its purview also extends throughout the areas of Budget, TennCare, Mental Retardation, Information Resources and Capital Projects, among many others.

Prior to entering State Government, Goetz served as President of the 1,400-member Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, formerly the Tennessee Association of Business. Before serving as chamber president, Goetz worked for three years (1996-1999) as the group's Executive Vice President, heading up government relations. From 1990 to 1996, he served as Executive Director of the Tennessee Business Roundtable, a Nashville-based association of business executives. From 1988 to 1990 he was Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Association of Business. Before that, he was the chief political reporter for WTVF-TV in Nashville. A Nashville native, he is a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Goetz and his wife Katy have two children.

The commissioner, in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated, serves on the following boards, commissions and committees:

Board of Standards(PDF Format. Click here pdf logoto obtain the Acrobat Reader)
Council on Pensions and Insurance
Employee Suggestion Award Program
Information Systems Council (PDF Format. Click here pdf logo to obtain the Acrobat Reader)
Local Education Insurance Committee
Local Government Insurance Committee
Publications Committee
School Bond Authority
State Building Commission
State Capitol Commission
State Funding Board
State Insurance Committee
Tennessee Consolidated Retirement Systems Board of Trustees
Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Tennessee Local Development Authority
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Trust Company of Tennessee
Tuition Guaranty Fund
Board of Claims
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Sick Leave Bank Board
Baccalaureate Education System Trust
Board of Trustees, Chairs of Excellence

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