Courtney Swim joins Tennessee Department of Revenue as chief of staff

The Department of Revenue announced the hiring of Courtney Swim as the agency’s chief of staff, effective August 1.

In this role, Ms. Swim will oversee the department’s offices of legislation, communications, research and tax policy. Ms. Swim joins Revenue after working last year as an Associate Advisor for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, where she researched and advised on federal, state and local laws impacting the alcoholic beverage industry.

“We are delighted to have Courtney back on our team and look forward to seeing the contributions she will make to the ministry,” Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano said.

Ms Swim previously served as director of revenue law from 2019 to 2021. She first joined the agency in 2017, as associate general counsel in the legal office. Ms. Swim began her career in state government in 2016 as a legislative research analyst in the Office of the Comptroller.

A native of Kentucky, Ms. Swim earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont University in Nashville and her JD from Northern Kentucky University.