Executive Director Earl R. Taylor
Earl R. Taylor was appointed to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority as Executive Director in 2012 by Governor Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. As Executive Director of the TRA, Mr. Taylor functions as the Authority's Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for the agency's administrative duties and responsibilities.
Chairman James M. (Jim) Allison
Chairman Allison was appointed to the TRA by Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell. Chairman Allison is an accomplished utility executive with over 35 years of industry management experience across the United States. His career has spanned all sectors of the electric utility industry with service at the Officer/CEO level in the investor-owned, government owned and cooperative sectors of the electric industry.
Vice Chairman Herbert H. Hilliard
Herb Hilliard was appointed to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority in 2012 by Governor Bill Haslam. Director Hilliard served as Executive Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer for First Horizon National Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for the corporation's lobbying activities at the federal and state levels. Hilliard is a 43-year veteran of the company, having joined First Horizon in 1969 after earning a BBA in Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations from the University of Memphis.
Director Kenneth C. Hill
Dr. Hill has been active in communications and broadcasting all of his adult life, having been involved for over three decades in virtually every aspect of television and radio. For the past twenty-seven years, Dr. Hill has been affiliated with the Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (AECC) Bristol, Tennessee and at the time of his appointment to the TRA was Chief Executive Officer of AECC and served as General Manager of five radio stations reaching portions of East Tennessee and four surrounding states.
Director David Jones
Director Jones was appointed to the TRA by Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell. Director Jones is President of Complete Holding Group, a workers' compensation revenue solutions company to more than 300 hospitals across 30 states. He is a certified facilitator/executive coach with the Alternative Board, a peer-to-peer advisory group for CEOs and owners of private businesses.
Director Robin Bennett
Director Bennett was appointed to the TRA by House Speaker Beth Harwell in 2013. Mrs. Bennett currently serves as a Vice President and financial center manager for one of the South's largest banks, First Tennessee, and brings to the TRA broad experience in customer relations, business management, and federal and regulatory compliance.