Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:02 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's human services and insurance commissioners are both leaving their posts to return to private sector roles. State officials on Tuesday confirmed the pending departures of Department of Human Services Commissioner Danielle Barnes and Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Hodgen Mainda. Former Gov. Bill Haslam initially appointed Barnes to her post in 2017 and Gov. Bill Lee retained her last year. The department says she will depart in mid-November and Lee will name Barnes' replacement at a later date. Lee's spokesman Gillum Ferguson said Mainda offered his resignation Tuesday and Lee accepted it. Mainda became commissioner last October.