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Jack W. Simmons is President and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA), which represents the interests of the 155 municipal and cooperative distribution utilities that purchase wholesale electric power from TVA. Simmons also serves as President of Distributors Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of TVPPA, and as President and CEO of Seven States Power Corporation, which partners with TVA to jointly own power generating assets for the Tennessee Valley.
Simmons has over 35 years of electric utility experience, including 18 years with TVA, where he served in several positions, including Manager of Power Supply. In that capacity he directed the operation of TVA’s power system control center, and was responsible for planning, support, and operation of short- and mid-range power requirements for the TVA system.
Prior to joining TVPPA, Mr. Simmons spent 8 years as an electric-power consultant, with clients nationwide, including public power utilities, investor-owned utilities, and independent power producers.
Simmons is an honors graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer, past president of the Chattanooga Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has served on various committees of the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tennessee Valley Infrastructure Group, Inc.