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Toby Compton

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

With over twenty years of experience in public affairs and public administration, Toby Compton has worked on a variety of state and local issues in both the private and public sectors. 

Currently, Toby serves in Governor Bill Lee’s administration as Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Commerce and Insurance. Before this role, Toby served as Assistant Commissioner of Regulatory Boards for the Department. 

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 Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

Toby serves on several boards including Studio Bank, Commercial Capital BIDCO and he is the 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. He also served on the committee that brought the Indy Car race to Nashville for the very successful Music City Grand Prix. Toby also serves as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb and Cumberland Universities. 

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, December 15

9:30am CST