THOMAS (TOBY) COMPTON | Cumberland University
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Adjunct Instructor of Public Administration
Location: School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
B.A., Lipscomb University
M.S.P., Cumberland University

With over twenty years of experience in public affairs and public administration, Toby has worked on a variety of state and local issues in the private and public sectors. Currently, he is serving in Governor Bill Lee’s administration as Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Previously, he was President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors, Executive Director of the Metro Sports Authority, a senior advisor to Bill Hagerty at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and senior advisor to Mayor Karl Dean.

Toby serves on several boards including Studio Bank, Commercial Capital BIDCO and he is the incoming board chairman for the Nashville Sports Council. Toby has an extensive background consulting in professional sports, including building First Tennessee Park and he recently worked with the ownership group to successfully navigate Nashville’s successful bid for an MLS franchise – Nashville SC.