Labor department commissioner resigns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The commissioner of Tennessee's Department of Labor and Workforce Development is resigning due to family reasons.

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the resignation of Karla Davis in a news release on Monday. Haslam said he has named Burns Phillips as acting commissioner. Phillips serves as a managing director in the Department of Finance and Administration.

Haslam said Davis has served as commissioner since the beginning of the Haslam administration. Prior to that she served as director of Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE, overseeing programs for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Haslam said he was grateful to Davis for her service.

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