By Edward Lee Pitts
The Senate today unanimously confirmed President Bushs six nominees to serve as members on the Tennessee Valley Authority board.
Three of the new members of TVAs restructured board are from Tennessee.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said the new board members have strong entrepreneurial and management skills.
Their business experience and expertise will allow TVA to achieve the tremendous success I envisioned when designing the new board structure, Sen. Frist said. My work on this issue has traveled a long road over the last nine years, and I am extremely gratified by the confirmation of these highly qualified individuals.
Sen. Frist authored legislation last year that restructured the TVA board and expanded it from three full-time members to nine part-time members.
The new Board members are Susan Richardson Williams of Tennessee, William B. Sansom of Tennessee, Dennis Bottorff of Tennessee, Howard A. Thrailkill of Alabama, Robert M. Duncan of Kentucky and Donald DePriest of Mississippi.
Once sworn in, they will establish a quorum on the restructured board, elect a new board chairman and hire a chief executive officer.
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