Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign Announces 2009 Chairman
Sept. 18, 2009
TVA Vice President Tammy Wilson will serve as chairwoman of the 2009 Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign, held annually to give federal employees an opportunity to contribute to charitable health and human service organizations.
This year’s campaign will kick off Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m., at TVA headquarters in Knoxville, and federal agencies in the Smoky Mountain region will complete their campaigns in early December. As chairwoman, Wilson will oversee the CFC in 26 counties in East Tennessee, two in North Carolina and one each in Kentucky and Virginia. In addition to TVA, other participating area federal agencies include the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Surface Mining, among others.
”Every year, CFC contributions make a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Wilson, who heads the TVA Retirement Services group. “TVA and other federal employees know they are fortunate to have good jobs. They give generously of both their time and money to help the communities where they live and work, and that is reflected in this year’s theme, “I Can.”
Federal employees who will work with Wilson on the campaign include John Trawick, TVA campaign chairman; Jason Woodle and Susan Haisley, TVA campaign co-chairs; Merv Weerasekera, Social Security Administration campaign chairman; Cheryl Sweat, U.S. District Court campaign chairwoman; Elizabeth Smith and Earl Bandy, U.S. Office of Surface Mining campaign co-chairs; and Mark Brezina, U.S. Housing and Urban Development campaign chairman, among other CFC chairs.
The 2008 Smoky Mountain Region CFC raised more than $730,000 for local and national charitable agencies. For additional information, visit www.smokymountaincfc.org.
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financing. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 9 million consumers in seven southeastern states. TVA also creates economic development opportunities and manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries to provide multiple benefits, including flood damage reduction, navigation, water quality and recreation.
Jim Allen, Knoxville, (865) 632-7453
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000