Sue Collins

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Sue Collins is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Her team ensures TVA has a highly qualified, engaged and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the nation’s largest public power provider in serving the Tennessee Valley through its mission of energy, environment and economic development. Collins reports to TVA’s president and CEO, and serves on the company’s Executive Management Council. 

Her areas of responsibility include HR business partnerships; talent acquisition; diversity and inclusion; leadership and employee development; employee health; labor relations; compensation and benefits; HR systems; employee concerns; and TVA’s ombudsman office.
Before her promotion to senior vice president in 2016, Collins served as vice president of Human Resources, where she continued a track record of driving results-oriented continuous improvement while enhancing service through effective HR consultation. As vice president, Collins aligned HR functions to provide greater strategic support to the organization in achieving long-term business goals. She also led deployment of the TVA Values and Competencies, introducing common behaviors to support employee development and performance excellence. In addition, Collins led a host of cross-organizational system rollouts, including an integrated performance management and compensation tool for leaders and employees.
Prior to joining TVA in May 2014, Collins served as senior vice president of human resources for the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), where she was responsible for building the comprehensive HR function for a complex, $1.5 billion joint venture involving 49.99 percent French ownership and 50.01 percent U.S. ownership. Collins’ leadership within the joint company focused on developing and implementing a progressive people strategy as a foundation for achieving desired business results.

Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Le Moyne College and an MBA with an emphasis in human resources and organizational behavior from Syracuse University.