Ex-FEMA Spokeswoman Dennis Tapped as TDCI Assistant Director of Communications

February 13, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) has appointed Abbey Dennis as assistant director of Communications & External Affairs.

Dennis most recently served as the deputy press secretary to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, D.C.. Additionally, Dennis served as the press assistant at the Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Abbey Dennis

TDCI Commissioner Hodgen Mainda said as assistant director of Communications and External Affairs, Dennis work to effectively communicate to Tennesseans how TDCI will carry out the governor’s message to improve Tennessee.

“Her knowledge of federal programs involving disaster relief, insurance and communications are a perfect fit with the department’s divisions and will be immensely beneficial as she helps oversee day-to-day communications for the department,” Mainda said.

TDCI protects the interests of consumers while providing oversight for industries and professionals doing business in Tennessee. Its divisions include the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Insurance, Securities, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Regulatory Boards, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, and TennCare Oversight.

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