DBR Director Tanner named new R.I. commerce secretary

Updated at 11:37 a.m.

ELIZABETH M. TANNER, who has been the R.I. Department of Business Regulation's director since 2017, has been appointed as the state's new commerce secretary. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ELIZABETH M. TANNER, who has been the R.I. Department of Business Regulation's director since 2017, has been appointed as the state's new commerce secretary. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation will shift over to R.I. Commerce Corp. to serve as the state’s new commerce secretary. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday announced that Elizabeth M. Tanner has been named the new commerce secretary and will begin her work “immediately.” Tanner takes over for Stefan…

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  1. Pryor was the first RI SoC and accomplished nothing except costing taxpayers $223,000 per year.
    Tanner, like Pryor, is just another waste of taxpayer dollars.
    McKee is just another “monkey see, monkey do” governor.
    The RI SoC position should be eliminated and McKee voted out of office. He has done enough damage already.