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Consultant David Jones Named TRA Director

News release from governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David Jones as a director on the newly reconfigured Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA).
Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) jointly appointed Jones, and he joins fellow TRA directors James Allison, Kenneth Hill, Herbert Hilliard and Sara Kyle.
“It is our job to make state government as accountable and responsive to Tennesseans as possible,” Haslam said. “David Jones brings 30 years of experience in the energy industry to TRA. I am grateful for his willingness to serve our citizens and appreciate Lt. Gov. Ramsey and Speaker Harwell for their efforts throughout this selection process.”
Passed during this year’s legislative session and signed into law by Haslam, HB 2385/SB 2247 changed the membership of the TRA from four full-time directors to five part-time directors and established the executive director position.
The TRA sets utility rates and service standards of privately-owned telephone, natural gas, electric and water utilities.
Jones has direct experience with large corporations, small businesses and in consulting. He spent 16 years in human resources with a Fortune 250 energy company, and 14 years in field operations, ultimately becoming vice president of Eastern Operations for El Paso Corp. He is the founder and president of davidjonesgroup, a management consulting and executive coaching services company, and he is president of Complete Holdings Group, which provides workers compensation revenue solutions to healthcare providers and payers.
He served as a member of the Southern Gas Association’s Corporation Telelink Network Board of Directors; chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of American Security Committee; vice chairperson of the Oil and Natural Gas Security Coordinating Council; and member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee Pandemic Work Group.
Jones has a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston. He and his wife live in Franklin, and they have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Former Legislator Pushes for Election of Full-Time Union City Mayor

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — An economic development consultant says Union City needs a full-time mayor elected by the people to help business growth.
Phillip Pinion, a former state representative, is behind the push to change from the current modified city manager-council form of government.
Pinion, a consultant for the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation, told the Union City Daily Messenger that the current system hinders economic growth.
A private act would have to be passed by the state Legislature among other hurdles.
Just this week, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. closed its plant in Union City, leaving 1,800 people without jobs

Griscom, Consultant to Haslam, Now Consultant to TVA, too

As TVA continues looking for a replacement for its former head of communications, it also has made use of a prominent communications expert and member of Gov. Bill Haslam’s transition team.
TVA announced June 15 the resignation of David Mould, senior vice president of communications, from his $276,000-a-year position. No reason was given, but Mould told the Chattanooga Times he was leaving “with great respect for everyone at TVA,” and is looking at other options.
Since March, Tom Griscom, former Chattanooga Times Free Press executive editor and member of Gov. Bill Haslam’s transition team, has done contract work for TVA in communications. Asked if TVA would be replacing Mould through Griscom’s contract services, TVA spokeswoman Barbara Martocci said that was not the plan, and that TVA intends to fill the position Mould vacated.
At the time of Mould’s resignation, Kim Greene, TVA’s group president for strategy and external relations, said she will temporarily direct communications while TVA looks for Mould’s successor.
Full News Sentinel story HERE.