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Brad Turner

Board Member, Dignity Defense Institute 

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Brad was tapped by Gov. Bill Lee to join his cabinet as the commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in 2019. 

Under Turner, the department has been recognized nationally for its leadership in Employment First and Enabling Technology as a means to promote full access, inclusion and independence for people with disabilities. He has seen the challenges of this population with their dignity being dismissed and is committed to a brighter future for those who find themselves in the disability community. 
As the father to a daughter with disabilities named Kinsley, her journey has been the key motivation for Brad in his job serving Tennesseans with disabilities and placing dignity of the individual at the very top of everything he does in his role of service.
With over 20 years of experience ranging from sales and marketing to elected office and health care leadership, Brad has the right blend of knowledge, strategic development, and experience to achieve the mission goals of DDI.
Brad is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. and attends Concord Community Church in Brentwood, TN. He and his wife Rebecca have been married over 20 years and love life with Kinsley at their home in Smyrna, TN.

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