President Trump has nominated Chattanoogan Bill Kilbride for a seat on the TVA board of directors.

Kilbride took the helm of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and retired from that post in 2017. He took that post having retired from Mohawk Industries, where he ended his career as president of the carpet giant’s Home Division and its chief sustainability officer. Kilbride also had a long run on the Chattanooga Airport Authority board.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., cited Kilbride’s background and understanding of TVA’s mission.

“I know his strategic leadership will be a valuable asset to the TVA board,” Alexander said.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kilbride would fill the last vacant seat on the nine-member TVA board. Memphis attorney John Ryder was confirmed by the Senate and joined the TVA board in February.

(Photo courtesy Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce)