Special Edition

Looking Forward

While mindful of TVA’s rich heritage, the people of TVA are focused on the future and helping TVA support economic vitality, maintain a reliable power supply, improve air quality, and execute long-term plans for protecting the environment. Here are a few thoughts on why people are proud to work at TVA.

photo of ChandlerCassidy Chandler

SGPO Trainee
Allen Fossil Plant

TVA literally saved the Valley. I am proud of that fact, and that TVA has accomplished even more than the goals set under the TVA Act. And about our future: TVA has longevity. We are already pushing for fuel alternatives and using better ways to produce electricity, in addition to fossil fuels.”

photo of AyliffeYing Ayliffe

Office of the General Counsel

I’m most proud of the dramatic and positive change to the quality of life in the Tennessee Valley that TVA-generated electricity has provided. When we look back upon TVA’s 75-year history and see the impact TVA has had in improving and modernizing the Tennessee Valley, we can be assured that TVA will continue to make positive and important contributions to the Valley in the years ahead.

photo of BowlesKorie Bowles

Maintenance technician
Shawnee Fossil Plant

I am proud of the commitment TVA has made over the past 75 years by creating and maintaining jobs for the people of the Tennessee Valley. The Powerful Past is about the knowledge and skill TVA employees have gained and learned over the past 75 years. These skills and knowledge being passed down to the next generation will help create a bright future for TVA.

photo of CallahamMyron Callaham

General manager
Customer Service, Kentucky District

Although there have been many changes, TVA’s role, vision and reason for being have been steady throughout the years. We’ve been steadfast in our dedication to improving the lives of those in the Tennessee Valley. TVA’s role is a worthy purpose. It’s more than making a profit. It’s making a difference.

photo of LovingRon Loving

TVA Retirees Association

TVA is a national treasure. Its many great accomplishments have benefited this region, its people and this country. We can expect more great endeavors as the innovation and creativity of TVA employees keep the company relevant and focused on its mission. I am proud of the quality and integrity of TVA people. It was a pleasure to serve with TVA for 32 years, and to now work with TVA’s outstanding retirees.

photo of PipkinMark Pipkin

Southern area manager
Chickamauga Hydro Plant

To be part of an industry that everyone depends on gives me a great sense of responsibility and achievement. My grandfather was a welder for the construction for Norris and Fontana, and now I work at the same sites. TVA continues to lay the groundwork for the next generation – that’s why I have pride in my work.

photo of RossmanJim Rossman

Senior manager, Power Quality
Power Systems Operations
2007 TVA Engineer of the Year

The power of TVA is the power to serve others. I am most proud of the countless industries I see across the valley, providing economic livelihood for families. TVA helped recruit these industries, and we played a major role in the overall development of the valley. Economic development has always been part of our mission, and we have succeeded.

photo of ShutePeggy Shute

Manager, Heritage Resources
2007 winner Environmental Excellence Award

I frequently tell new employees and friends about my group’s work in helping TVA minimize the environmental footprint from our projects. It’s real, and the reason we have so many good people who want to keep working here is that we feel we really make a difference for the environment.

photo of WalkerPenny Walker

Senior management assistant
Nuclear Power Group

From the very creation of TVA to the present, you can see the growth of neighborhoods, cities and counties due to the presence of a TVA plant - whether it is fossil, hydro or nuclear. Not only does TVA provide much needed revenue, but the employees are offering a helping hand to others in need - whether they are a TVA employee or our neighbor down the street. With the skills, knowledge and workforce TVA possesses, there is no limit to what tomorrow’s successes can be.