Robin (Rob) E. Manning
Executive Vice President and Chief Energy Delivery Officer
Rob Manning is executive vice president and chief energy delivery officer for TVA. He is responsible for all aspects of TVA’s power transmission systems, customer relations and economic development. He reports to CEO Tom Kilgore. Manning previously served as executive vice president of System Operations.
Manning came to TVA in 2008 from Duke Energy, where he was vice president of Field Operations for Duke Energy’s Power Delivery business.
He joined the industry in 1978 and has held increasingly responsible positions across the energy business, including serving as process owner for energy delivery, vice president of electrical standards, vice president of electric transmission and distribution, and vice president of gas pipeline engineering.
Manning has been involved in several civic and professional organizations throughout his career. He has chaired or served on the board of a number of industry committees, including EEI, Southern Gas Association and the North American Transmission Forum. Manning has served on the University of Houston Engineering Leadership Board and now serves on the North Carolina State Engineering Foundation Board.
Manning earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master of business administration degree from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.
He and his wife, the former Susan Cowen of Williamston, have three daughters.