Marilyn Brown Sworn In as TVA Board Member
September 13, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Marilyn Brown, of Atlanta, Ga., on Friday rejoined the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Knoxville.
Brown was sworn in by Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan during a ceremony at the Howard H. Baker Jr. U.S. Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.
Brown was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a second term on the TVA board. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 for a term that expired May 18, 2012. She was renominated March 21, 2013, by the president for a term expiring May 18, 2017.
Brown is currently an endowed professor of energy policy in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy. She joined the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2006.
She also worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she held various leadership positions managing annual research budgets of $50 million to $130 million, focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric grid and energy engineering projects. She has authored two books and more than 250 publications, and is a distinguished visiting scientist at ORNL.
Brown helped to launch and chaired the board of directors of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. She also served on the boards of directors of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Alliance to Save Energy and was a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy for many years.
With Director Brown’s swearing in the TVA board now includes Chairman Bill Sansom of Knoxville; Lynn Evans of Memphis, Tenn.; Barbara Haskew of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Richard Howorth of Oxford, Miss.; Peter Mahurin of Bowling Green, Ky.; Neil McBride of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Michael McWherter of Jackson, Tenn.; and Joe Ritch of Huntsville, Ala.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
Travis Brickey, 865-632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000