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Tony Niknejad

Policy Director
Governor's Office

Tony Niknejad serves as Policy Director for Governor Lee and is responsible for leading the development of the Governor’s policy agenda. Prior to his role in the administration, Niknejad served as the policy director for the successful Bill Lee for Governor campaign and as a member of then Governor-elect Lee’s transition team.

Niknejad previously worked for a national education-reform nonprofit, and as a legislative staffer in the Tennessee state senate.

Niknejad is a member of the State Bar of Tennessee, a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, and earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia where he studied economics and philosophy. He and his wife, Cristina, are residents of Nashville.