Amy Tate Selected as TVA’s Mississippi Leader
TUPELO, MISS. — The Tennessee Valley Authority announced today that Amy Tate will be the executive leader of the agency’s newly created Southwest Region, which will focus on serving customers and communities in Mississippi.
Tate currently serves as a government relations manager for TVA, building relationships between TVA and the state’s elected leadership, and has also been a member of the TVA Media Relations team and TVA’s federal team in Washington, D.C.
“Improving the quality of life for residents of the Tennessee Valley has been our mission for more than 90 years,” Tate said. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to help grow that role in my home state, which already has such a rich history in the public power story.”
Tate has been honored for her professional accomplishments and service to the community as a member of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 10 Business Women, “Top 40 Under 40” and Mud & Magnolia Magazine’s 2017 “Influential Woman of North Mississippi.” She was recently named one of Y’all Politics “Top 50 Most Influential People in Mississippi.” She is also a graduate of Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi and serves as the current chair for the program.
Tate founded the Milam Elementary Girls Leadership Academy in 2015 and remains active in teaching classes. She currently serves on the Tupelo Public School District Board of Trustees and is Past President of the Association for Excellence in Education. She also serves on the boards of the Mississippi Energy Institute, Skills Foundation of Mississippi and the Healthcare Foundation of North Mississippi.
Tate grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from Mississippi University for Women and was named Outstanding Graduate by her alma mater in 2014. She and her husband, Kevin, have two children, Avery, a junior at Mississippi State, and Walker, a junior at Tupelo High School.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship, and economic development. With one of the largest, most diverse, and cleanest energy systems – including nuclear, hydro, solar, gas, and advanced technologies – TVA is a leader in our nation’s drive toward a clean energy future.
TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, receiving 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.