Dr. Kenneth C. Hill, a native of Morrison City (North Kingsport), was
appointed to the Tennessee Public Utility Commission by Lt. Governor
Ron Ramsey in 2009 and reappointed by Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton in 2020.
Since his appointment, Dr. Hill has served as Chairman of the Tennessee
Public Utility Commission and is currently active with the National
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the
Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
He is a member of the NARUC Committee on Water, the NARUC
Committee on International Relations, and the NARUC Subcommittee
on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration.
At present, he is also a member of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER), a member of the ICER Working Group for Small Energy Consumers, and a mentor in the ICER Women In Energy Mentoring Program.
Dr. Hill has been a presenter at the NARUC and SEARUC annual meetings. He has also been a presenter and participant at the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Water Summit, the NAWC Commissioners’ Forum, and the Emerging Issues Policy Forum (EIPF) (Energy) multiple times. Additionally, he has been a panelist at the NAWC Southeastern Chapter Conference, as well as at the United States’ Department of Energy Industrial Energy Efficiency
Conference in Little Rock, Ark.
During his tenure with the TPUC, he has also served as a member of the Tennessee State Information Systems Council, member of the Board of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI), member of the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC), delegate to the 5th and 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFERV), and a Tennessee Team Member of the National Governors’ Association Policy Academy on Enhancing Industry through Energy Efficiency and
Combined Heat and Power.
Dr. Hill has been active in communications and broadcasting all of his adult life, having been involved for more than four decades in virtually every aspect of radio. For the past thirty-six years, Dr. Hill has been President and CEO of the nonprofit Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (AECC) in Bristol, Tenn. AECC is the licensee of WHCB 91.5 FM. Dr. Hill has also provided consulting services for the past thirty-six years in the areas of technical writing and
editing, public relations, proposal writing and editing, independent R&D documentation, government relations, corporate and business communication, media acquisition, media appraisal, and media utilization.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech (Broadcasting) and History from East Tennessee State University; a Master of Science degree in Speech (Broadcasting) from Indiana State University; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Baptist Christian College; a Master of Religious Education from Manahath School of Theology; and a Doctor of Religious Education from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.
Dr. Hill and his wife, Janet, reside in Blountville. They have one daughter, Lydia, who serves as a nurse and two sons Matthew and Timothy.
Executive Administrative Assistant: Ashlee Hatfield
Contact Commissioner Hill via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org