Bill Hagerty is the incoming senator-elect from Tennessee, having been elected to succeed Lamar Alexander in 2020. Hagerty is a Republican who served in President Trump’s administration as the U.S. ambassador to Japan from 2017 to 2019.
Hagerty, who is fluent in Japanese, began his career at Boston Consulting Group, culminating in a three-year stint in Tokyo, Japan. He then served as an economic adviser and White House fellow under President George H. W. Bush and served as a national finance chairman for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. Before becoming ambassador, Hagerty spent much of his career in private equity, with Trident Capital and Hall Capital, and formed his own private equity firm, Hagerty Peterson & Company.