Smith, Allen, Thompson, Frazier Nominated By Trump For TVA Board

Thursday, September 21, 2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Jeffrey Smith of Tennessee, Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky, James R. Thompson III of Alabama and A.D. Frazier of Georgia to serve as members of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors.


Senator Bob Corker said, “A well-qualified board of directors is critical to ensuring that TVA remains a low-cost, reliable power producer so that the Volunteer State can continue to build on its business recruitment efforts and improve the standard of living for Tennesseans.

I thank President Trump for moving quickly to fill these important positions, which will allow the board to maintain a quorum and continue its important business, and I look forward to meeting with the nominees during the confirmation process.


“I am especially pleased with the nomination of Jeff Smith, who has served our state and country incredibly well in his role as Deputy Director for Operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Jeff has a unique understanding of the importance of TVA, and I know he is eager to give back to the region he calls home. I am glad to recommend him to my colleagues for swift confirmation.”


Senator Lamar Alexander said, “Jeff Smith’s experience as Deputy Lab Director for Operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory makes him an outstanding choice for the TVA Board.  Jeff has worked closely with TVA to support the lab’s research missions, and he understands that TVA must continue to provide low cost, clean, and reliable power for homes and businesses throughout the TVA region. I am glad President Trump has nominated Jeff to serve on the Board, and I look forward to his confirmation by the Senate.”

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