Trump nominates north Alabama company chief to TVA board

President Donald Trump has nominated a north Alabama company chief to serve on the TVA board of directors to total the time period of the board chairman Trump fired previous 12 months.

Rick Roden, president and CEO of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce in Scottsboro, has been nominated for confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Roden confirmed his nomination Monday but declined to speak any further more on the nomination.

Roden has worked for the chamber of commerce for 29 several years.

If verified by the Senate, Roden would fill the term of James Thompson III of Decatur, which expires Could 18.

Thompson, who also had ties to Birmingham and Huntsville, was eradicated from the TVA board along with one more member in August 2020 by Trump when the president spoke out about the superior salary for the TVA president. At the time, Trump was signing an government order prohibiting federal entities from outsourcing positions overseas – which TVA was in the process of accomplishing.

Jeff Lyash was hired as TVA president and CEO in February 2019. He acquired far more than $8 million in overall compensation in his very first 6 months on the occupation, the Chattanooga Situations-Free Push described past year. Trump explained the TVA president’s income as “ridiculous.”

TVA is a federally owned company that offers electrical energy to elements of seven states, which includes Alabama.