John M. Thomas III
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John M. Thomas III was named TVA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer in June 2010.
Thomas leads TVA’s financial services functions, including treasury; controller; risk management; business services; compliance; strategy, financial planning and business development; power pricing and contracts, and investor relations for the nation’s largest public power provider with annual revenues of more than $11 billion.
Previously, Thomas served as executive vice president of People and Performance, responsible for TVA’s organizational effectiveness initiative, human resources, compliance, performance analysis, diversity and labor relations and TVA security functions. Thomas has also served as senior vice president for corporate governance and compliance, vice president and controller, chief accounting officer.
Before joining TVA, Thomas was chief financial officer for Benson Security Systems, a security system integrator located in Phoenix, Arizona responsible for strategic planning, accounting operations, treasury and financial reporting. Prior to that, he was controller and director of risk management at Progress Fuels Corporation and Progress Ventures Inc., both subsidiaries of Progress Energy, a diversified energy company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C.
Thomas graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management.