2 more execs leaving TVA, replacement may wait

tva-logoThe Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Changes in leadership continue at the Tennessee Valley Authority and bringing in replacements may await a review of staffing.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/15JZ2v5 ) reported John Trawick, senior vice president of Power Supply and Fuels, is leaving TVA to join Southern Company and Steve Birchfield, vice president of risk management, has left TVA to become chief financial officer of Essential Power.

Utility spokesman Duncan Mansfield said the jobs might not be filled soon. Since CEO Bill Johnson came to TVA in January, he has been restructuring some leadership posts.

“Permanent replacements in both positions may wait until TVA completes a review of organizational structure and staffing,” Mansfield said.

When TVA Chief Generation Officer Kimberly Greene left in February, her replacement, Charles G. “Chip” Pardee , also got responsibility for nuclear generation.

In May, James R. Dalrymple, who heads TVA’s natural gas generation, was also given oversight of coal-fired operations. Dalrymple reports to Pardee.

Trawick was hired by TVA in 2008 and lead an effort to redesign TVA’s wholesale power rate and improve coordination of TVA’s commercial fuel and purchased power strategy. He had been a Southern Company executive before joining TVA.

Birchfield left TVA July 5 to join Essential Power, which is a New Jersey based wholesale power generator and marketer.