Robin (Rob) E. Manning
Executive Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer and Senior Vice President, Shared Services
Rob Manning is the executive vice president and chief external relations officer for TVA. He is responsible for all aspects of TVA's government relations, customer relations and economic development efforts.
Manning is also serving as senior vice president of shared services, responsible for the areas of land and shoreline management, supply chain and facilities, information technology, security and emergency management, and safety and health, as well as board services.
Manning previously served as executive vice president and chief energy delivery officer, responsible for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of TVA's transmission projects and assets.
Manning joined TVA in 2008 from Duke Energy, where he served as vice president of Field Operations for Duke Energy's Power Delivery business.
He began his career in 1978 and has held positions of increasing responsibility 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 is involved in several civic and professional organizations. He has chaired or served on the board of a number of industry committees, including the Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, Southern Gas Association and the North American Transmission Forum. He is currently on the board of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. Manning has served on the University of Houston Engineering Leadership Board and now serves on the North Carolina State Engineering Foundation Board.
A native of North Carolina, 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.