Board of Directors

Board Meeting - August 31, 2022


The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors invites the public to join them as they gather input and conduct their quarterly business meeting on Aug. 30 and 31 at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Russell Duncan Ballroom (Room 224), 11 Wayne Fisher Drive, Martin, Tenn.

TVA’s top priority is the health and safety of its employees and our communities. The agency continues to monitor the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, no specific pandemic-related capacity restrictions or safety protocols will be required for those attending the events in person.

Board members will participate in a public listening session on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. CT at the Russell Duncan Ballroom (Room 224). Individuals may participate in the listening session by either registering to speak in person or submitting written comments in advance. Registration of speakers and submission of written comments must be made here no later than noon ET on Monday, Aug. 29. Individuals without computer access may also register to speak or arrange to submit written comments by contacting Wilson Taylor, TVA’s ombudsman, at 865-776-7015.

The Board’s quarterly business meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The meeting can be viewed live from a link that will be available on this webpage a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting.


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Public Comments Summary

TVA Board Holds Base Rates Steady, Increases Customer Credits for FY23

Board Members

They are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate, and each serves a term of five years. The proceedings of their meetings are open to the public. When their terms expire, directors may remain on the board until the end of the current congressional session (typically in December) or until their successors take office, whichever comes first.

William Kilbride

Chair - William Kilbride of Chattanooga, Tenn., served as President/CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce from 2014 to 2017. Previously, he served as president of the Home Division and Chief Sustainability Officer for Mohawk Industries in Calhoun, Ga., for over 20 years. He currently serves on the board of several non-profit and for-profit Chattanooga-based organizations. His term expires May 18, 2023.

AD Frazier

A.D. Frazier of Mineral Bluff, Ga., has spent his entire 35-year career as an executive manager in the for-profit, not-for-profit and government sectors, principally in the financial services industry. After serving as the chief operating officer of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, he became the only COO to be awarded the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Order in Gold, its highest service award. His term expires May 18, 2022.

beth harwell

Beth Harwell of Nashville, Tenn., was the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives for seven years while serving as the 56th District state representative for nearly 30 years. Previously, she chaired the Tennessee Republican Party and served as an assistant professor of political science at Belmont University, as well as in a variety of additional roles in both education and public service. Her term expires on May 18, 2024.

brian noland

Brian Noland of Johnson City, Tenn., joined East Tennessee State University as its ninth president in 2012 after previously serving as the chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education System. In 2018, he was elected to the board of the American Council on Education and also serves on the boards of a number of other educational and civic organizations, as well as an Institute of Higher Education fellow at the University of Georgia. His term expires May 18, 2024.

Jeff Smith

Jeff W. Smith of Knoxville, Tenn., spent his career in the Department of Energy's national laboratory system, most recently serving as the Deputy for Operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a position held from 2000 until his retirement in April 2021. He was also President of the UT-Battelle Development Corporation and, as part of a previous special assignment, assisted with the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His term expires May 18, 2022.