Senate Confirms Brown Appointment to TVA

Marilyn Brown to serve on TVA through May 18, 2012

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The U.S. Senate confirmed School of Public Policy Professor Marilyn Brown and three others nominated by President Obama to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority

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September 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn A. Brown to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors.  Brown, a professor of energy policy in the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts School of Public Policy, was nominated December 10, 2009, by President  Obama for a term expiring May 18, 2012.  She succeeds Susan Richardson Williams, whose term expired. 

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September 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn A. Brown to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors.  Brown, a professor of energy policy in the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts School of Public Policy, was nominated December 10, 2009, by President  Obama for a term expiring May 18, 2012.  She succeeds Susan Richardson Williams, whose term expired. 

On faculty at Georgia Tech since 2006, Brown shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Prior to Georgia Tech, Brown served at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she managed an energy efficiency research and development program.  While there she co-led the report Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future, described by the White House as a “cornerstone of engineering-economic analysis of low-carbon energy options for the United States.”  Brown is a commissioner on the National Commission on Energy Policy and in 2006 helped launch the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Her current research addresses the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies, the design of policy options to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the evaluation of energy programs and policies . At Georgia Tech, her research projects have included an assessment of the $3 billion/year multi-agency R&D portfolio comprising the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program, analysis of the geography of metropolitan carbon footprints, development of a national climate change technology deployment strategy, and an assessment of the cost and availability of supply- and demand-side electricity resources in the Southeast. 

The senate also confirmed to the TVA board, Barbara S. Haskew, a professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University, Neil G. McBride, a long-time public-interest lawyer, Bill Sansom, a former chairman of the TVA Board and president and chief executive officer of Knoxville-based H.T. Hackney Company.  The four join current members of the board: Current members of the TVA Board of Directors are Chairman Dennis Bottorff of Nashville, Tenn.; Mike Duncan of Inez, Ky.; Tom Gilliland, of Blairsville, Ga.; William Graves of Memphis, Tenn., and Howard Thrailkill of Huntsville, Ala.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

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Brown, energy, environment, sustainability, TVA
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  • Created On: Sep 23, 2010 - 12:31pm
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