Judge swearing in 4 new TVA board members

By The Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Four new Tennessee Valley Authority board members nominated by President Barack Obama have been sworn in by a federal judge at a ceremony in Knoxville.

U.S. District Judge Sandy Mattice of Chattanooga swore in the four new appointees to the nine-member board Thursday at the utility’s headquarters.

The new members are Georgia Tech professor Marilyn Brown of Atlanta, Middle Tennessee State University professor Barbara Haskew of Chattanooga, Oak Ridge attorney Neil McBride and former TVA Chairman Bill Sansom of Knoxville.

The new board will meet Nov. 4 in Chattanooga.

TVA is the nation’s largest public utility and serves about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.