Ex-Bridgestone Emkes Takes on Tennessee Financial Role
Mark Emkes, who in February retired as president and CEO of Bridgestone Americas, has taken on a role with the Tennessee state government. Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam has appointed Emkes to the role of commissioner of finance and administration. In this position Emkes will play a key role in shaping a US$1 billion reduction in state spending when federal stimulus money runs out next year.
“I’ve always admired people who serve others,” said Emkes in a release. “I’m proud that I now have the opportunity to serve the governor and the people of Tennessee.”