Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Greer moves up to the big house

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following press release:


JACKSON – Legislative leadership today announced to Legislative Budget Office staff that Tony Greer will serve as their new director effective Nov. 21.

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves hired Greer to oversee the Legislative Budget Office, which assists the Legislature in crafting the state budget each year. Longtime director Debbie Rubisoff recently informed Speaker Gunn and Lt. Gov. Reeves that she will retire by the end of the year.

“Debbie has been a long time public servant, and we thank her for sharing her extensive knowledge of the budget process,” Speaker Gunn said. “I look forward to working with Tony and continuing to streamline agency efficiencies and the budgeting process.”

Greer has been the county administrator for Madison County. He was interim executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority.

“Tony will bring a new perspective to state budgeting with his experience in both the public and private sectors,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said.

Greer is a former Hinds County supervisor. He has worked as a certified public accountant and is a certified financial examiner and an accredited insurance examiner. He previously worked as a senior financial analyst at the state Department of Insurance and owned a real estate management company.

“I am truly honored to be working with Speaker Gunn and Lt. Gov. Reeves to keep implementing fiscally conservative policies that save Mississippians tax dollars,” Greer said.

Greer has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Mississippi. Tony is a fine man. This is Madison County's loss for sure. Hired last January, he was definitely part of the new wave of honesty and good government in Madison County.

Anonymous said...

Smart move, finally a professional, seasoned, respected CPA is appointed to this very important position. A great improvement on every level.

Anonymous said...

Don't know the guy. But, if Tate Reeves likes him, that's a big strike against him. Tate, former Florence bank teller turned self-appointed know it all, is dangerous to our state and the Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

Quality hire! Department heads beware, you won't be able to get any budgetary bullshit past Greer.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he will lift that stupid a$$ ban that Debbie has in place on her staff-if SHE is in the room and a legislator asks a question, her staff are not allowed to speak. Who does SHE think SHE is? The Queen Of England?!?!? Bye Debbie!

Anonymous said...

Another Son of a Gunn.

Anonymous said...

Great hire. Madison County's loss is the state taxpayers' gain.

Anonymous said...

This still does not address the "SOURCE" of the problem!! Mississippians do not understand economics. #DeadLast

Anonymous said...

He is not on the state cpa listing. Did he lose his license?

Of Bitchers and Moaners.. said...

So, 3:05, the perpetual bitcher/griper, if 'the problem' is that we don't understand economics, would putting a man in this job who DOES not satisfy you? Help me understand your distress. Or do you just want to always bitch and moan? The question is rhetorical.

Anonymous said...

Wake up 4:17 and get your head out of the sand! We're still 50th and "our" guys are focused on guns (which are beyond safe), bathrooms, and anything else that they can pass to avoid the hard work of getting the state off the bottom. Your attitude is why we allow Republicans for crying out loud to do nothing to help our state improve.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:17 PM Are you trapped in a fixed mindset? Please take your blinders off! Unfortunately, you are a perfect example of a closed-minded, backward thinking Mississippian.

Anonymous said...

Best move he could have made....perpetually at the mercy of a third idiot vote on the BOS. He did more for the Madison BOS than any one person in 20 years. Madison's loss.

Anonymous said...

Tony Greer is a sharp man! Agree with @6:38

The 3rd vote is drawing more and more negative attention. His constituents and others are watching very close.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of Rosie and Al packing to leave yet?

4:17 Back.. said...

3:05 and 5:10 and 6:23 (same poster): Your posts make no sense. This thread (nor my post) has nothing at all to do with Mississippi ranking or my mindset. It's all about a competent and well qualified gentleman being put in the position. Come back when you can get a grip on that and when you temporarily lose your democrat anger, which means we'll never hear from you again.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit confused. In the body of the release it said Greer is a certified public accountant. But, then it doesn't list more than a business degree.
To be a CPA, you need 30 more hours so there has to be some post graduate work as well as passing all 4 parts of the CPA exam. Where did he do that?

Anonymous said...

CPA website says Greer's CPA license was cancelled.

All Integers Matter said...

6:43 - Learn to read. The release says he 'has worked as a CPA'. Does not say he is a CPA. You tripped over your inference and the point is meaningless to begin with. What degree did the woman who was 'a long time public servant' have? Bitch about something else.

Clearin' It Up.. said...

Greer's biography (google it) posted during his campaign for PSC includes this:

-BSBA in Accounting from Mississippi College
-Certified Financial Examiner

He makes no claim of being a CPA. Shoot another snipe or catch another red herring.

Anonymous said...

More Donkeycrats scared as hell that Reeves, Gunn, et al, and now Greer, are going to get to the bottom of the bloat and waste in Mississippi state government. All the proof you need is the Donkeycrat calls from their backbenchers to raise taxes.

Anonymous said...

@ 5.10,You want to blame the republicans for being dead last. We have over 150 years of democratic mess to clean up, won't be done overnight skippy. You donkeys simply amaze me. You controlled this state for ever, kept it at the bottom and then blame the repubs. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Greer is a friend and indeed a gentleman. I have never heard whether he is a CPA or not, just business management. Anyway, he is very good in Madison County, was instrumental in Hinds County in changing the direction of the Board of Supervisors. He volunteers his time working with youth. He is civil minded, lovely wife and anything he can do to contribute to better government in Mississippi, he will do. Just give the man a chance and like the President Elect, some do not care for Trump, but he will be our president. Tate Reeves is our Lt. Governor and no amount of venom will change that.

Anonymous said...

Tate is our next gubner when Feel accepts a post in the Trump Administration. Head of the FBI.

Mama Hamil For White House Chef.. said...

9:43 - Please tell me where you are taking bets so I can get over there quick. I'll wager you half a million dollars to a dozen fresh donuts that Feel will never be on a prospective list for FBI. Can you imagine in your wildest drunken evening thinking that a man with two years as a county deputy sheriff would head up the nation's FBI? That's nuttier than suggesting Mitch Tyner will be Attorney General.

I heard Feel mentioned yesterday for Secretary of Agriculture. I thought Cindy Hide had that in the bag.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you nerds posting at 5:00am in the morning?? I guess you'll say your getting ready to make Mississippi great again! Please on the 150 years. Talk to me about the last 25 years! What's next, why the Choctaws hurt us? I'm an R who is embarrassed by the R's running this place. Feel B. and Tate and Gunn are amazed (in the paper) that spending has gone up 25% in the last 5 years?? Really?? I'm sorry, tell me again who is passing and signing our approps bills? Yall can try all you want but Jim Hood is the next guv and I think deep down even you guys know it. Oh by the way, Tony Greer is a good guy!

Anonymous said...

6:43....Greer came through many years before the 150 hour requirement. Also, like almost every CPA I know, once he got out of accounting, he dropped his license. Those dues are expensive and frankly silly since the state accountancy board takes the dues and goes to the convention in Hawaii.

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