Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed a Tennessee official to lead the state agency that monitors financial industries and businesses to protect consumers and encourage job growth.

The governor announced Tuesday that Chlora Lindley-Myers is his choice to run the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.

Lindley-Myers currently is deputy commissioner at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Previously, she worked in Kansas City as director of the consumer protection and anti-fraud division of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She also previously worked for departments of insurance in Missouri and Kentucky.

Greitens said in a news release he was looking forward to working with Lindley-Myers to ensure government protects people while helping to encourage businesses to create jobs.

The Senate must confirm her appointment.

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