Boards and Commissions

Board of Claims

Board of Claims is chaired by
Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Board of Claims provides general oversight of the Tennessee's programs for compensating persons damaged by the State or its employees. The Board also reviews and authorizes the purchase of insurance for the State property insurance program and the State aviation insurance program.

The Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the General Assembly as to the required funding level of the Risk Management Fund, the contribution required of each state agency, department and institution to achieve the required funding, the required funding for administrative costs, and appropriate levels of self-insurance. The Risk Management Fund (for state and higher education agencies) pays various types of claims, including property damage to state buildings, workers' compensation for state employees, and damages from negligence if filed against the state such as general liability, auto liability, and medical malpractice claims.  

The Board of Claims reviews and approves purchase of insurance policies designed to pay claims against the state or its employees arising from contract or tort, as well as hears disputes between the various departments and agencies of the state involving the assignment of losses to individual departments.This includes the general responsibility to establish policies governing the administration of the state's contract and tort insurance program. In addition, the Board has the authority to hear claims for property damage caused by an escapee from a state correctional facility and to hear claims for compensation by persons wrongfully imprisoned and granted an exoneration pursuant.

Board Meetings and Materials

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

Event date: 6/10/2021 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Export event
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Board of Claims

The Board of Claims will meet at 3:30 p.m. June 10, 2021, via Webex.

The Board of Claims will be meeting at 3:30 P.M. (Central Time) on June 10, 2021 via WebEx.  In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.  The Board of Claims will consider the following:

  • Statement of Necessity;
  • Review and Approval of Minutes of December 7, 2020 meeting;
  • Claim of Anthony Herron, Jr. 0546-GL-16-0300001-001 and 0546-GL-18-0300001-001
  • Renewal of Insurance (Gallagher)
  • Opportunity for Public Comment
  • Other Business

The meeting will be conducted permitting participation by electronic or other means of communications pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-44-108.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in these proceedings and require an accommodation should contact Rodney Escobar, Director of Claims and Risk Management no less than two (2) days prior to the scheduled meeting date to allow time for the Treasury Department to arrange for an accommodation.  You may contact the Board of Claims at 502 Deaderick Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, (615) 741-2734, or Rodney Escobar by email at Rodney.Escobar@tn.gov.

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Documents to download

Date and Time Location Agenda/Minutes
Thursday, June 27, 2019
3:30 pm (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, March 29, 2019
04:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower
3rd Floor Conference Room K
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
  • Public Meeting Notice


Date and Time Location Meeting Notice/Minutes
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:00 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower (3rd Floor)
Conference Room G
312 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
9:30 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower (3rd Floor)
Tennessee Room #2
312 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower (3rd Floor)
Conference Room G
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, August 17, 2017
1:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
1:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, December 16, 2016
2:30 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower
Conference Room A
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:30 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee

Board of Claims Members

The Board of Claims is comprised of the State Treasurer who serves as Chair, and four (4) ex officio members.


Ex-Officio Members

Member Title/Department Location
David H. Lillard, Jr.
State Treasurer Nashville, TN
Tre Hargett
Secretary of State
Nashville, TN
Jason Mumpower Comptroller of the Treasury Nashville, TN
Butch Eley Commissioner, Finance & Administration Nashville, TN
Juan Williams Commissioner, Department of Human Resources Nashville, TN

Contact Us

Have questions about the Board of Claims?  We're here to help!

 (615) 741-2734

Rodney.Escobar@tn.gov

Mailing Address

State of Tennessee
Board of Claims
Andrew Jackson Building, 15th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0202