people, plaudits, and promotions
Amy Tate, a program manager in Communications, Government & Valley Relations in Tupelo, has been selected as one of Mississippi’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2009. As one of the state’s “outstanding achievers,” Tate will be recognized during the Mississippi Business & Technology Expo this month. In addition, the Mississippi Business Journal will publish a special section featuring photographs and articles on her and the other recipients.
Randy Smith, a 22-year TVA veteran and line-crew foreman in the Transmission Operations & Maintenance organization’s Columbia Transmission Service Center, recently was named TOM Professional of 2008. The TOM Professional Recognition Program gives employees of the organization an opportunity to acknowledge their peers and express appreciation for superior performance and sustained commitment to STAR 7 values. The other quarterly TOM professionals also were honored during the awards ceremony in December. In addition to Smith, the quarterly award winners were Jane Burns, a transmission system technician at Starkville; Jackie Green, a right-of-way specialist stationed in Tupelo; and Alvin Nelson, a transmission communication technician at Alcoa.
Hoagland Named VP of Environmental Science, Technology & Policy
Breeden to assume Hoagland’s previous role in EEDR on interim basis
Joe Hoagland has been selected as vice president of Environmental Science, Technology & Policy in the Office of Environment & Research.
Hoagland previously served as VP of Energy Efficiency & Demand Response. He will report to Anda Ray, senior vice president of OE&R.
In addition, Hoagland will assume a lead role for OE&R in the Kingston Fossil Plant fly-ash-release recovery to help coordinate the offsite TVA-wide environmental-support activities, reporting to Recovery Executive Preston Swafford and Environmental Executive Anda Ray.
Ken Breeden, executive vice president of Customer Resources, has assumed Hoagland’s previous role on an interim basis of managing the EEDR organization to ensure the current level of executive support and focus is maintained. Breeden will work with distributors of TVA power and other customers to make sure they understand TVA is still committed to the EEDR effort.