TVA's Fry Recognized by the International Economic Development Council
January 14, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Roxann Fry, economic development specialist for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Kentucky, has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.
The certification recognizes mastery of economic development skills, professional attainment and commitment to personal and professional growth. The council has more than 4,500 members and is one of the world's largest organizations for professional economic developers.
"We congratulate and recognize Roxann as she reaches a career milestone by achieving IEDC-certified economic developer accreditation," said John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.
A TVA employee since 2008, Fry has more than 10 years of economic development experience. At TVA, she assists prospective and existing industries, facilitates financial services and helps communities support and grow local businesses. She also helps implement community preparedness programs, delivers resources and technical assistance, and coordinates TVA's marketing and business development efforts.
Fry formerly worked at Greater Louisville Inc. and Georgetown College in Kentucky. She won the Kentucky Association of Economic Development's 2010 James Norris Gray Award for Professional Development for significant or innovative contributions to the field.
The Certified Economic Developer designation, recognizing qualified and dedicated economic developers, sets the standard of excellence within the profession. There are currently more than 1,200 designees nationally. For more information, visit the IEDC's website at www.iedconline.org. Learn more about TVA economic development programs and services at TVAed.com.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for utility and business customers in most of Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia – an area of 80,000 square miles with a population of 9 million. TVA operates 29 hydroelectric dams, 11 coal-fired power plants, three nuclear plants and 11 natural gas-fired power facilities that can produce nearly 34,000 megawatts of electricity, delivered over 16,000 miles of high-voltage power lines. TVA also provides flood control, navigation, land management and recreation for the Tennessee River system and works with local utilities and state and local governments to promote economic development across the region. TVA, which makes no profits and receives no taxpayer money, is funded by sales of electricity to its customers. Electricity prices in TVA's service territory are below the national average.
Mike Bradley, Knoxville, (865) 632-8860
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000