Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

AOC Director Deborah Taylor Tate honored at Women in Numbers reception

September 12, 2018

Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate was recently honored at a reception held by Women in Numbers, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting women in public office.

Director Tate was recognized for her many years of leadership in public service, which has included three-and-a-half years at the AOC, a term as an FCC commissioner, and a term as president of the Court Appointed Special Advocates board, among many other accomplishments. 

Director Tate currently serves as co-chair of the National Judicial Opioid Task Force and sits on the board of the Three Branch Institute Advisory Committee, which seeks to encourage cross-branch cooperation in state government to ensure child safety and welfare.

Other notable career achievements include Director Tate’s time as legal counsel and senior policy advisor to two former Tennessee governors, Don Sundquist and Senator Lamar Alexander, and her past experience as both chairman and director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.

Metro Councilwoman and Acting Vice Mayor Sheri Weiner hosted the event, which also honored Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, Vanderbilt University Deputy Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee, and Dr. Amanda Martin.

Women in Numbers was founded in 1992 and has endorsed over 150 candidates and contributed over $225,000 to electoral races since that time.