Congressman Cohen Congratulates Two Newest TVA Board Members
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today congratulated former Tennessee General Assembly Speaker Beth Harwell and Eastern Tennessee State University President Brian Nolan on their Senate confirmations as the newest members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
“These are first-rate appointments to the TVA board and I congratulate them both. I served with Beth Harwell in the General Assembly and found she served honorably as Speaker of the House. I have great faith in her ability and integrity. I’ve known Dr. Nolan for many years and have found him to be one of the most outstanding state employees I’ve ever worked with. As a state Senator, he was my right arm in crafting the lottery education program. There’s not a better public employee.
“It remains an unfortunate fact that the Board lacks an African American member, an oversight that I hope will be rectified in the near future.”