Tennesseans for Economic Growth (TEG) was founded in March 2011 as a statewide business coalition. Its initial goal is to help support passage by the Tennessee General Assembly of Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform legislation. TEG is a 501(c)(4) membership advocacy organization made up of small, medium and large businesses operating in Tennessee.
TEG strongly believes that Tennessee’s current civil justice system is flawed because it threatens current and future business owners and job creators with unlimited exposure to litigation. TEG believes that Governor Haslam’s legislation will address the problems of Tennessee’s civil justice system, creating and attracting new jobs to the state by improving Tennessee’s pro-business environment and bringing predictability to our civil justice system.
Our leadership includes the following people:
Mr. Buttrey brings 22 years of government relations experience to TEG through his work for the Federal Express Corporation as its Government Affairs representative. He also served a five-year term as Commissioner and Chairman of the United States Surface Transportation Board, after being nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
For further information, please contact
TEG Executive Director Doug Buttrey
John Van Mol