Culpepper To Succeed Smith At Cullman EC

Tim Culpepper has been selected by the board of directors at Cullman EC, Cullman, AL, to succeed the retiring Grady Smith as the cooperative’s president/CEO. Cullman EC Chairman Robert Tidwell made the announcement April 2. Culpepper, who’s been the cooperative’s...

Senate Panel Hears From TVA Nominee Ryder

TVA Board of Directors nominee John Ryder testified March 20 before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Ryder, a Memphis, TN, attorney and former general counsel for the Republican National Committee, was...

Seven States Directors Green-Light DERMS

Seven States Power Corp. (7SPC) has moved closer to formalizing a partnership with OATI and Chattanooga, TN, EPB. Meeting March 13 in Chattanooga, TN, the 7SPC Board of Directors approved a staff recommendation to move forward with Minnesota-based OATI and the...

Congress Hears From TVPPA Municipal Members

Several of TVPPA’s municipal members spent Feb. 26-28 in the halls of Congress, voicing their disapproval of President Trump’s proposal to sell TVA’s transmission system. In meetings with congressional delegations from across the Valley, the message...

Air Force One Pilot Tillman To Keynote Annual Conference

In a very real sense, Mark Tillman made it possible for President George W. Bush to steady the nation after the catastrophe that was 9/11. Tillman, then a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was in command of Air Force One on that darkest of days. After the terrorist...

Security Prominent On UPMM Conference Agenda

TVPPA builds an entire conference each year on the subjects of utility safety and security, but that doesn’t mean those topics can’t get play elsewhere. Take, for instance, TVPPA’s 2018 Utility Purchasing & Materials Management Conference, set for April 18-20 at...