Gov. Bill Haslam and Bill Hagerty, his Economic Development Commissioner, support Mitt Romney and stumped for him in the primary. What people are wondering in Nashville is whether Hagerty will be around the capital much longer.
Hagerty worked with Romney at Bain Capital and has been a longtime adviser. He served as National Finance Chairman for Romney's presidential bid in 2007 and 2008. Most people expect him to have a post in a potential Romney administration. The only question is whether Romney calls on Hagerty to join the campaign before or after the convention. Hagerty has been selected as a Romney delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, as has his wife.
Hagerty has an impressive record as a business executive for a variety of companies. After Romney dropped out of the presidential race in 2008, Hagerty worked in John McCain's campaign.
Hagerty had Tennessee ties before signing on with Haslam. He went to Vanderbilt University as well as Vanderbilt Law School.