Senate Confirms TVA Board Nominees

The TVA Board of Directors will start 2018 with a quorum after all. In a Dec. 21 voice vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed the four individuals nominated in September by President Trump – James “Skip” Thompson of Decatur, AL; Jeff Smith of Oak Ridge, TN; A.D. Frazier of...

Kirkland Succeeds Troup At Guntersville EB

Jason Kirkland has succeeded Tommy Troup as manager at Guntersville, AL, EB. Troup retired Dec. 31 after 42 years at the utility, including the past 10 as its chief executive. He began his career at Guntersville EB straight out of high school, signing on as an...

Elizabethton ES, BrightRidge Eye Consolidation

The BrightRidge Board of Directors has approved an $80,000 engineering review in connection with the potential consolidation of the Johnson City, TN,-based utility and Elizabethton, TN, ES. The review, to be executed by MidSouth Utility Consultants, is the latest step...

Seven States Board Keeps Officers, Adds Carnahan

Meeting Dec. 12 in Chattanooga, TN, the Seven States Power Corp. (7SPC) Board of Directors got a new colleague and elected its leaders to another term. The 7SPC board elected Keith Carnahan, president/CEO at Meriwether Lewis EC, Centerville, TN, to represent Division...

Bristol, TN, ES First Utility To Win Baldrige Award

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Nov. 16 that Bristol, TN, ES is a 2017 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige National Quality Award is a Presidential-level award, presented annually to U.S. manufacturing, service, small...

McCall’s Portfolio Includes TVPPA, 7SPC Titles

    By the time she started at TVPPA, Betsey McCall had two titles in her portfolio. TVPPA President/CEO Doug Peters announced in November 2017 that McCall, a former TVA executive, had agreed to join TVPPA Jan. 1 as executive vice president of Technical/Shared...