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Herbert H. Hilliard

Commissioner
Tennessee Public Utility Commission

Commissioner Hilliard was appointed to the Tennessee Public Utility
Commission in 2012 by Governor Bill Haslam and reappointed in 2017.

Commissioner 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. He is a forty-three-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.
Prior to his current role, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk
Officer. Commissioner Hilliard retired from First Horizon National
Corporation on September 26, 2012.

Commissioner Hilliard is active in the community, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Civil Rights Museum, and he is a Board Member of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He was Chairman of the Memphis Housing Authority Board from 1992–1993, Chairman of the United Way General Fund Drive in 1987, and Chairman of the Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner in 1988. He is a past member of the Memphis Park Commission, the University of Memphis National Alumni Board, the University of Memphis Foundation Board, and the Boards of Directors for the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. From 2000 to 2005, he was Chairman of the Board of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and he is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Commissioner Hilliard has completed additional studies at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, the Tennessee Executive Development Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Cornell University’s Executive Development Program, and Crosby Quality College.

Executive Administrative Assistant: Ashlee Hatfield

Contact Commissioner Hilliard via e-mail at ashlee.hatfield@tn.gov