Job Growth in Tennessee – What’s Next? Job Growth in Tennessee – What’s Next?

By Phil Gibbs on July 16, 2012


Bill Hagerty, Commissioner 

Economic and Community Development


Looking for a job? Tennessee is not a bad place to be. But what lies ahead for the state in terms of jobs and economic growth?

Join us July 19, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at E|SPACES Cool Springs and hear directly from the person responsible for job creation in Tennessee. Special thanks to Corporate Sponsor Ryan Search and Consulting and Media Sponsor Nashville Post.



Bill Hagerty is Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. While Bill is in government now, he has extensive experience in the private sector and is on leave from Hagerty Peterson LLC, a merchant bank and private equity firm he founded.

He worked for the Boston Consulting Group for seven years with three years in Tokyo, Japan where he served as senior expatriate with responsibilities throughout Asia.

Bill has served in senior executive positions with companies including CyMed; the nation’s third largest medical records company; NEW Customer Services Company, the nation’s largest electronics warranty company; Sound Advice, a home entertainment retailer; and Powerway, Inc, an automative supply chain management software company. In addition, he has served as CEO of ALAM, Ltd, a joint venture private equity investment platform majority owned by Lehman Brothers, which he helped establish with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, China.

He served on the White House Domestic Policy team as a member of the President’s Council on Competitiveness where he was involved with international trade, financial markets, telecommunications and defense. Bill was a White House Fellow, serving on the staffs of the NASA administrator and the vice president.

Bill graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University with a degree in economics. He was a Wilson Scholar and associate editor of the Law Review at Vanderbilt Law School.

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