Commissioners to depart administration


Two members of Gov. Don Sundquist's administration will leave their positions at the end of the month. Safety Commissioner Mike Greene and Personnel Commissioner Dot Shell will leave the administration to pursue other careers.
   Greene was named safety commissioner in 1994. During his tenure as commissioner, Greene sponsored programs such as, "You Drink & Drive, You Loose." Greene and the department's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division were also awarded the Federal Highway Administration's Partner in Safety Award.
   "Under Commissioner Greene's leadership we have made great strides in this crucial area, making Tennessee a safer place to live and raise a family. Mike is a dedicated public servant who will be missed," Sundquist said.
   Personnel Commissioner Shell was named commissioner in 1999. Shell has worked to provide state agencies with human resource management systems. Under her supervision, the department used several training programs, which increased proficiency in many other departments.
   "I truly appreciate the work Commissioner Shell has done in leading the Department of Personnel the past two years," Sundquist said. "She has diligently served the citizens of Tennessee for almost 30 years, and her absence will be felt on Capitol Hill."