Tennessee Regulatory Authority Names James M. Allison As Chairman

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) today announced that the members of the TRA have elected Director James Allison to serve as chairman of the agency. In the capacity of chairman, he will have the responsibility of formulating the broad strategies, goals, objectives and long-range plans and policies of the TRA. Mr. Allison succeeds TRA Director Kenneth C. Hill who has served as chairman since October 2011.

On accepting the role as TRA chairman, Mr. Allison said, “I am honored to accept the role as chairman to
continue the Tennessee Regulatory Authority’s commitment to protecting the public interest.” 

Mr. Allison is an accomplished utility executive with over 35 years of industry management experience. Currently he serves as president and CEO of the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation and is as active instant replay official and observer/evaluator for the Southeastern Conference (SEC). He resides in Shelbyville, Tn., and was appointed to the TRA in 2012 by Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

The TRA members also elected Director Herbert H. Hilliard to serve as vice chairman of the agency.

The mission of the TRA is to promote the public interest by balancing the interests of utility consumers and
providers. For more information on the TRA, visit online at www.tn.gov/tra.


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