Haslam names new TRA director

Former El Paso Corp. VP brings 30 years of experience

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the appointment of David Jones as a director on the newly reconfigured Tennessee Regulatory Authority.

Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) jointly appointed Jones, who 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 in a release. “David Jones brings 30 years of experience in the energy industry to TRA.”

Jones (pictured) spent 16 years in human resources 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 health care providers and payers.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.