Chad Holman has been named the new chief of Tennessee’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Holman has been serving in the role of “Acting Inspector General” for several weeks, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration. He previously served as deputy inspector general with OIG and has been with the division for nearly a decade.
Tennessee has a new chief at the agency that pursues TennCare fraud among members of the program. Chad Holman has served at the Office of Inspector General for nearly a decade – after 17 years with @MNPDNashville. Congratulations to General Holman! https://t.co/7RMQBEfQuz pic.twitter.com/zFOCRBrJqd
— TN Dept of F&A (@TNDeptofFandA) March 25, 2022
“Chad joined the OIG as a special agent and has clearly earned his promotion to head of the division,” Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley said in a statement. “Their work to weed out TennCare fraud is crucial to maintaining the integrity of the healthcare program and with his background, I’m certain Chad will continue their success.”
Holman succeeded Kim Harmon in taking over as inspector general after Harmon accepted an offer to serve as the next executive director of the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS). Kim Harmon served as inspector general since 2018.
Holman served with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for approximately 17 years in investigative units dedicated to narcotics, organized crime, adult missing persons and cold-case homicide investigations, according to the press release. Before serving at MNPD, Chad enlisted and served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Holman is a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute as well as the University of Tennessee Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, the press release further notes. A native of Nashville, Chad, and his family reside in Robertson County.
The OIG, which is separate from TennCare, began full operation in February 2005 and has identified and investigated more than 130,349 potential fraud cases leading to more than $9.2 million being repaid to TennCare, according to the department.
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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.