MEMPHIS, Tenn. ― Tennessee Valley Authority recently announced Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer, has been appointed to the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Board of Directors.
Mills, along with two other local business leaders, was appointed during the foundation’s September board meeting.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the talented women on the board to empower and encourage women in the Memphis area,” said Mills. “This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to serve and help transform lives.”
For nearly 25 years, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has played a major role in aligning people with resources and coordinating community-based services through the two-generation approach to reduce poverty. WFGM is an organization of women helping women out of poverty through philanthropy, leadership and collaboration.
“Breaking the cycle of poverty is crucial to improving quality of life,” added Mills. “The financial hardships created by this pandemic mean even more families are struggling today, and I view the foundation’s work as essential to making life better in the Memphis community.”
“We are pleased to welcome Jeannette to our Board of Directors,” said Ruby Bright, WFGM President and CEO. “Her passion and commitment to invest in our Memphis community in her new role aligns with our mission and vision.”
Since joining TVA in February, Mills has been active in the River City, forging relationships and solidifying the agency’s long-term commitment to the area through transmitting low-cost, reliable, clean energy and core community revitalization.
Jeannette Mills’ biography and a high-res photo are available here.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives 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.
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