December 2009

New employees

new employees

Cynthia Thompson and Scott Young joined TVA at Sequoyah
Nuclear Plant in September. Thompson is a business support
representative in the Electrical Maintenance Department, and
Young is a security manager.
Thompson provides budget/accounting, business reporting,
information processing, document control, procurement/
materials, facilities and equipment coordination, and general
office support. “It is great to work for a company that cares
about the environment and promotes the safety of its
employees,” she says.
Young provides oversight and supervision of the security
program. “Working with nuclear professionals who are
prepared to defend this plant against adversaries is the best
thing about coming to work,” says Young. “I also appreciate
the company’s promotion of safety and human-performance
fundamentals. At TVA, it is more of a shared belief than the
‘flavor of the day.’ I am impressed with the collaborative
nature of the plant organizations and the genuine willingness
to help fix issues rather than fix blame.”

More new employees

Richard Irwin Arbuthnot, Chattanooga, Financial Services
James Matthew Bach, Chattanooga, FS
Patricia Lynn Baker, Soddy-Daisy, Nuclear Power Group
Maria Dominique Bibbs, Chattanooga, Power Supply & Fuels
William Chester Boyd, Chattanooga, PS&F
Steve Byone, Knoxville, FS
Phleacia J. Cagle, Cumberland City, Supply Chain
Greta Nannette Chapman, Knoxville, Human Resources
Richard Anthony Chitwood, Clinton, Fossil Power Group
Brandon James Choate, Chattanooga, Power System Operations
Jason Alex Cunningham, Chattanooga, Information Services
James Michael Davis, Stevenson, FPG
William Alan Davis, Stevenson, FPG
Jennifer Ann Delvillano, Spring City, NPG
Kenneth George Dunay, Nashville, Clean Strategies & Project Development

Rebecca Lynne Dyer, Knoxville, Legal Support Services
Sandra Geiger Easter, Soddy-Daisy, NPG
Jodi Lynn Furr, Soddy-Daisy, NPG
Virgel Templeton Furr, Chattanooga, NPG
William Todd Gilreath, Chattanooga, IS
Patrick J. Gorman, Decatur, FS
Charlie Herman Hatley, Chattanooga, PSO
Christopher Derek Hawes, Soddy-Daisy, NPG
Bobby Earnest Hawkins, Clinton, FPG
Gathel Lynn Hazell, Chattanooga, Operations Oversight & Performance Improvement

Adam Dwaine Henry, Chattanooga, PSO
Jason Stanley Herrington, De Kalb, FPG
Jon Jason Heugel, Decatur, NPG
Samuel Winton Hixson, Chattanooga, Office of Environment & Research
David Keith Ingersoll, Muscle Shoals, PSO
Deepak G. Jagger, Chattanooga, IS
Louis Edward Johnson, Chattanooga, PSO
Bob Gene Kellum, Chattanooga, IS
Justin H. Kleinfeld, Chattanooga, PS&F
Constance Babette Langdon, Chattanooga, NPG
William Scott Lawson, Chattanooga, PS&F
Russell Wilbur Leutz, Chattanooga, IS
Vandana Lunawat, Chattanooga, PS&F
Carrie C. Mays, Knoxville, River Operations
Justin Aurulies McBath, Chattanooga, Nuclear Generation Development and Construction

Richard Gregory Mende, Spring City, NPG
Victor Manuel Nunes, Chattanooga, Supply Chain
Jacob Alan Peters, Chattanooga, NGDC
Jeremy J. Pou, Muscle Shoals, FPG
Steven L. Provost, Knoxville, IS
Dawna J. Qualls, Nashville, Customer Resources
William Cody Rives, Chattanooga, IS
Craig A. Robinson, Chattanooga, PSO
Richard William Russell, Cleveland, CR
Gary D. Scott, Cumberland City, FPG
Noah W. Spitzer, Chattanooga, IS
Tammy Michelle Tankersley, Knoxville, TVA Police
Patrick Allen Taylor, Chattanooga, OO&PI
Eric D. Thayer, Chattanooga, PS&F
Cynthia R. Thompson, Soddy-Daisy, NPG
Todd A. Vander Warf, Chattanooga, NPG
Travis P. Wood, Chattanooga, PSO
Scott S. Young, Soddy-Daisy, NPG
Steven L. Zollner, Chattanooga, FS




people, plaudits, and promotions

Ben PortisNick PearsonNick Pearson and Ben Portis have joined TVA’s Government Relations staff in Washington as federal affairs managers. Pearson previously served as vice president of Government & Political Affairs with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, where he represented the interests of the 4,500 plus members of the Georgia Chamber. Portis was a legislative assistant and speechwriter for U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas
for seven years.

Barry O'NealBarry O’Neal, assistant unit operator at John Sevier Fossil Plant, is incoming president of the TVA Veterans association. O’Neal succeeds Mark Littlejohn, maintenance manager at Shawnee Fossil Plant, who has served in that role for five years.

Tim Ponseti, TVA vice president of System Planning in Power Supply & Fuels, has been elected vice chairman of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative Executive Committee for the electric system Planning Authorities. The committee is chaired by Stephen G. Whitley, Tim Ponsetipresident & CEO of the New York Independent System Operator and retired TVA general manager. The Eastern Interconnection includes electric systems serving most of the United States and Canada from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic coast. The 23 Planning Authorities that have signed the EIPC agreement make up about 95 percent of the peak load of the Eastern Interconnection.
The Executive Committee will provide strategic leadership to continue the development of the planning collaborative and direct the joint participation of the Planning Authorities in the EIPC. The terms of the chairman and vice-chairman will run through the end of 2010.

Michael TiptonMichael Tipton, a security coordinator at Sequoyah Nuclear
Plant, has earned a bachelor of science degree in administration of criminal justice at Mountain State University. Tipton, who has been with TVA 24 years, assists with oversight of the plant’s security officers and works to resolve all types of security issues through field observations, data collection and evaluation.


Honoring TVA's veterans

At the TVA Veterans Day celebration Nov. 10 in Chattanooga, U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Major David Belcher talks with Kevin Baker, a laborer at Shawnee Fossil Plant. Belcher’s topic was “What Is a Veteran?” About 80 Chattanoogaarea TVA military veterans attended the celebration, hosted annually by the TVA Veterans Association and TVA.


From left, Cumberland Fossil Plant retiree and Army Vietnam War veteran Bill Ryman shows Tim Michael and Joey Howell the military uniforms of his grandfather from World War I, his father from World War II and his own from the Vietnam War.