The president and CEO of the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) has been elected chairman of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA).
According to an announcement from the TRA, director James Allison of Shelbyville was elected by members of the group this past week.
"I am honored to accept the role as chairman to continue the Tennessee Regulatory Authority's commitment to protecting the public interest," Allison said.
As chairman, Allison will have the responsibility of formulating the broad strategies, goals, objectives and long-range plans and policies of the TRA.
The TRA's mission is to promote the public interest by balancing the interests of utility consumers and providers, according to its Website.
Allison succeeds TRA Director Kenneth C. Hill who has served as chairman since October 2011.
He is an accomplished utility executive with over 35 years of industry management experience, currently serving as president and CEO of DREMC. He is also an active instant replay official and observer/evaluator for the Southeastern Conference.
Allison was appointed to the TRA earlier this week by Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.
TRA members also elected Director Herbert H. Hilliard to serve as vice chairman of the agency.