THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SKILA HARRIS AND GLENN L. McCULLOUGH, JR. AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Skila Harris and Glenn L. McCullough, Jr. to serve as members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Ms. Skila Harris, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, has served in the Department of Energy during both the Carter and Clinton Administrations and has over twelve years of experience in the field of energy. Most recently she was Executive Director of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. While in this position, she managed the work of the Tennessee Valley Advisory Committee, which is made up of representatives from groups interested in the future of the TVA in a competitive electricity market. Prior to her work at the Department of Energy, she served as Special Assistant to the Vice President and Chief of Staff to Mrs. Gore from 1993 to 1997. She managed the Vice President's and Mrs. Gore's initiatives in the area of health care with a strong focus on mental health, including serving the as the Office of the Vice President's representative on the President's Health Care Task Force. From 1989 to 1992, she was Vice President for Development and Compliance at the Steiner-Leff Iron & Metal Company in Nashville. Her experience in energy includes serving as a Project Officer and Contract Manager with the Synthetic Fuels Corporation and working with management and engineering firms consulting firms both specializing in energy.
Ms. Harris has an undergraduate degree in government from Western Kentucky University and a Masters degree in legislative affairs from George Washington University.
Mr. Glenn L. McCullough, Jr. of Tupelo, Mississippi, has served as Mayor of Tupelo since 1997. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Municipal League and the Governor's Special Task Force for Economic Development Planning. He previously worked as the Director of the Mississippi Office of the Appalachian Regional Commission and with his family's business, McCullough Steel Products. He has served as President of the Tupelo Kiwanis Club, and on the boards of the Community Development Foundation, the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association, and the Lee County Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mr. McCullough received a B.A. degree from Mississippi State University where he was an Elder Statesman.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a wholly owned government corporation, conducts a unified program of resource development for the advancement of economic growth in the Tennessee Valley region. The Authority's program of activities include, flood control, navigation and development, electric power production, recreation improvement, and forestry and wildlife development.