Gov.-elect Bill Lee has appointed Tennessee’s only female Court of Appeals judge to a Cabinet-level position. Brandon Gibson is the first woman on his team of senior advisers. She currently serves as a judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals for the state’s western section. She had previously been a partner at the law firm of Pentecost and Glenn in Jackson, Tennessee. Gibson plans to focus on long-term initiatives like criminal-justice reform and prioritizing rural communities’ needs. Lee will be inaugurated January 19.