Ralph E. Rodgers
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Ralph E. Rodgers is executive vice president and general counsel, responsible for directing TVA's legal affairs and serving as corporate secretary to the board of directors. As TVA's chief legal officer, Rodgers heads TVA's Office of the General Counsel, which provides legal services to TVA in all aspects of its operations.
Rodgers has more than 30 years of TVA experience. He previously served as deputy general counsel, assistant general counsel for procurement and corporate contracts, and senior litigation attorney. Rodgers was also the designated agency ethics official from 2001 to 2010, with responsibility for the TVA-wide ethics program. Earlier, he was in private practice in Colorado, where he focused on representing businesses in construction and commercial disputes.
A native of South Florida, Rodgers received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami. He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States and in the states of Tennessee and Colorado. He is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations.
Rodgers and his wife live in Knoxville. They have two children and two grandchildren.