Mar 03 2006

SHELBY COMMENDS THRAILKILL CONFIRMATION

First Alabamian Appointed to TVA Board

Senator Richard Shelby today announced that the United States Senate voted by unanimous consent to confirm Howard Thrailkill to be a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board for a term that is set to expire in May 2011. Mr. Thrailkill will be the first Alabamian to hold a seat on the TVA Board. Mr. Thrailkill must now be sworn in by the President.

“I have long advocated for an Alabamian on the TVA board, and I am pleased Howard has now been confirmed for this important position. Howard is well qualified and holds a distinguished record as a successful businessman in North Alabama. I believe TVA needs board members with a good business background, like Howard’s, who have the knowledge and skills necessary to move TVA forward. Wise investment, debt reduction, and more efficient service to its customers, must be in TVA’s plans for the future. I believe that Howard’s service on the board will help TVA reach these goals,” said Shelby.

 

 

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