Mark Cate Named Haslam’s Chief of Staff; Gets Pay Raise

News release from the governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the promotion of Mark Cate to chief of staff.
“This title better represents Mark’s role and the work he does in this administration,” Haslam said. “I appreciate his valuable contribution to our office and am pleased to acknowledge his work in this way.”
Cate joined the governor’s staff as special assistant to the governor after leadership roles in the gubernatorial campaign and transition team.

Note: Claude Ramsey remains as deputy governor. Cate was manager of Haslam’s 2010 campaign and as ‘special assistant’ has spearheaded many gubernatorial projects, including the top-to-bottom reviews of various government agencies and some legislative initiatives.
According to gubernatorial spokesman Dave Smith, Cate’s salary will increase to $155,000 per year. It’s now $142,298.

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