Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has named Jeffrey Rude as the state insurance commissioner.
Rude was appointed interim commissioner in June. Before becoming interim commissioner, Rude spent five years in the department as the deputy commissioner and another year as senior health policy and planning analyst.
Rude succeeds Paul Thomas Glause, who was appointed commissioner in 2015.
Before working at the department, Rude served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate. He was general counsel for a number of different organizations, the last being 20th Air Force, based in Cheyenne. He also specialized in the investigation of aircraft mishaps and retired in the rank of colonel.
Earlier, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee appointed Hodgen Mainda commissioner for the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Mainda serves as vice president for community development at the Electric Power Board in Chattanooga.
He succeeds Julie Mix McPeak, who announced in May she would be leaving the post for an opportunity in the private sector. Carter Lawrence began serving as new interim commissioner of commerce and insurance in June.
In his role with the board, Mainda built partnerships across the state and federal level and increased its role in regional economic development, according to a statement from Lee's office.
In addition to his work with EPB, Mainda serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Mainda also is a member of the Leadership Tennessee Class of 2019 and a 2018 graduate of the Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program.