Chairman William B. Sansom of Knoxville, Tenn., has been chairman and chief executive officer of The H.T. Hackney Co. since 1983. Hackney is a diversified company involved in wholesale grocery and furniture manufacturing. He previously served on the TVA Board from 2006 to 2009 and was chairman from 2006 to 2008. His term as chairman expires Dec. 31, 2013, and his term as a director expires May 18, 2014.
Marilyn A. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., is a professor of Energy Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy and a distinguished visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The author of more than 200 publications, she was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for her contributions that led to the IPCC's receipt of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Her term expires May 18, 2012.
William Graves of Memphis, Tenn., retired in 2010 as presiding Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He was previously pastor of the Phillips Temple CME Church of Los Angeles, Calif. He is the immediate past president of the board of the National Congress of Black Churches and a former member of the board of Memphis Light, Gas & Water. His term expires May 18, 2012.
Barbara S. Haskew of Chattanooga, Tenn., served Middle Tennessee State University as Distinguished Professor of Economics for eight years where she also provided leadership for more than 20 years as chair of the Department of Economics and Finance; dean, College of Business Administration and vice president and provost of the University. She previously managed TVA's Rate Staff for eight years. Her term expires May 18, 2014.
Richard Howorth of Oxford, Miss., served two terms as mayor of Oxford and is founder and owner of Square Books, a leading independent bookstore in Oxford. As mayor, he was chairman of the authority overseeing the Oxford Electric Department. He served eight years as a director and officer of the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association and is former president of the American Booksellers Association. His term expires May 18, 2015.
Neil McBride of Oak Ridge, Tenn., is a public-interest advocate and national leader in the field of public interest law. He is general counsel with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, a nonprofit law firm that gives free legal help in civil cases to people in need. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law. His term expires May 18, 2013.