Thursday, January 05, 2017

Trump to name Nashville's Bill Hagerty ambassador to Japan

by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean - Nashville businessman Bill Hagerty is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be the U.S. ambassador to Japan, according to a source close to the Trump transition team.

The appointment would bring Hagerty — a private equity investor who has held a key position in Trump’s transition — to a country where he has strong ties, having lived and worked there in the past.
Hagerty, 57, served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development under Republican Gov. Bill Haslam from 2011 to 2014. (link)

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