Grant, Fitzpatrick, Brown, Nashville ES Rodeo Champs

Given that the 2018 Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo was held in Murfreesboro, TN, the first-place hardware didn’t go very far – and some of it didn’t even leave town. In fact, Middle Tennessee EMC, Murfreesboro, TN, swept the Journeyman...

TVPPA’s Burgess Announces Retirement

Phillip Burgess, TVPPA’s vice president for Communications/Government Relations and its senior staff member, has announced his intention to retire, effective Oct. 1. With his retirement, Burgess would close the book on a distinguished 34-year career in public power –...

TVPPA Welcomes Badeaux

Carrie Badeaux has joined TVPPA’s Chattanooga, TN-based staff as executive management assistant to President/CEO Doug Peters and Executive Vice Presidents Betsey Kirk McCall and Danette Scudder. “We’re fortunate to have Carrie join our team,” McCall said. “The depth...

TVPPA Names Bryant Conferences/Meetings Director

TVPPA has named Diana Bryant to the post of Conferences & Meetings director. Bryant has served for most of the past seven years as TVPPA’s Conferences coordinator; that run was bookended by two stints as interim director. “We’re very pleased to promote Diana,”...

TVPPA Responds To OMB’s Stance On TVA

TVPPA released the following statement in response to a June 21 report on an Office of Management and Budget plan that reiterates a Trump Administration proposal to sell TVA transmission assets: The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association is disappointed and...

APPA Taps Decosta Jenkins, Todd Gale

Decosta Jenkins, president/CEO at Nashville, TN, ES, will serve as chair-elect of the American Public Power Association (APPA) for the next year. Jenkins was so elected at APPA’s Annual Conference, held in mid-June at New Orleans, LA. He’s joined on the APPA...