John Webb appointed deputy commissioner for operations at TDH

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP has appointed John Webb as deputy commissioner for operations. Webb joins TDH after serving as deputy commissioner for fiscal and administrative services with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

In his new role at TDH, Webb will lead six TDH divisions including Financial Management, Contract Review, Facilities Management and Capital Projects, Fiscal Services, Property and Procurement and Support Services. He will manage the department’s annual budget of approximately $566 million and will assist the commissioner with day-to-day operations of the department.

”John has proven himself a leader through a series of opportunities for service to the people of Tennessee, and I am delighted he is bringing this experience, knowledge and dedication to the Department of Health,” said Piercey.

Webb comes to TDH with more than a decade of leadership and service in fiscal and administrative services in Tennessee State Government. Prior to joining DIDD in 2016, he served as capital budget coordinator in the Department of Finance and Administration and as legislative budget analyst for the Tennessee General Assembly.

Webb began his state service as a budget analyst in the Department of Finance and Administration Division of Budget, a role he filled from 2004 to 2010. He also has prior service with TDH, having worked as director of financial management in the Division of Administration from 2010 to 2012.
”I am excited for the opportunity to return to TDH and serve in this role to support our efforts to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of Tennesseans,” said Webb.

Webb holds a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Alabama and earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Lipscomb University in Nashville.

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