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Chairman Herbert H. Hilliard

Chairman Hilliard was appointed to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority in 2012 by Governor Bill Haslam.

Chairman 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. Chairman Hilliard is a 43-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, Hilliard was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Chairman Hilliard retired from First Horizon National Corporation on September 26, 2012.

Chairman Hilliard is active in the community, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Civil Rights Museum, Board Member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and a Commissioner for the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority. He serves on the Government Relations Council for The Tennessee Bankers Association and The Financial Services Roundtable.

He was Chairman of the Memphis Housing Authority Board from 1992-1993, 1987 Chairman of the United Way general fund drive, and the 1988 Chairman of the Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. He is 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, Herb was Chairman of the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. He is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

Chairman 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 - Knoxville, Cornell University's Executive Development Program and Crosby Quality College.

Executive Administrative Assistant: Ashlee Hatfield

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