Maliaka Bass began her career with the Department of Commerce and Insurance as an attorney in November of 1994, Maliaka currently serves as Deputy General Counsel. In her role, Maliaka works with program areas to address respectful workplace matters as well as actual consumer complaints against employees or contractors who represent our agency. Maliaka is highly respected by leaders at all levels of the organization for her wisdom and calm demeanor in handling challenging situations. Maliaka is a recipient of the Tennessee Federal Bureau of Investigation's Director's Award for her work as an attorney and her contributions to the citizens of the state. She has been active in the middle Tennessee community, serving on a number of non-profit organizations such as New Jerusalem Ministries, the Nashville Urban League, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Maliaka received her B.A. from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and her J.D. from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law.