General Services' new Division of Sustainability is made up of experienced staff.
Nancy Whittemore, Director
Department of General Services
As Director of General Services, Nancy Whittemore is responsible for the divisions of Building Operations and Support Services (building operations, ADA compliance, construction and design); Sustainability; Fleet Management; and Administrative Services (postal, printing, surplus property and departmental finance and HR services). Nancy began her career in public service in 1978 as Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Foster Grandparent Program. She joined state government in 1982 as a member of the Governor’s State Planning Office staff. From 1983 until 1991, she was the Department of Human Services, Director of Community Services where she managed a variety of state and federal programs. In 1991, Nancy moved to the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration where she was the Director of Resource Development and Support. In that role, she was responsible for the offices of Contract Review, Program Accountability Review, Criminal Justice Programs, and the Tennessee Commission on National and Community Services. In September 2001, Nancy joined the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and was appointed Assistant Finance Director. Nancy has served as the Director of the Department of General Services since January 16, 2004. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a graduate degree in Public Administration from Tennessee State University.