Monday, November 17, 2008

Meet Tom Kilgore~CEO TVA

Tom Kilgore
President and Chief Executive Officer...TVA

Tom Kilgore was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority in October 2006, having served as Acting CEO since March 2006. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2005. He is responsible for managing all aspects of TVA, including power production, transmission, power trading, resource management programs, and economic development, as well as TVA’s corporate functions. He heads TVA’s Executive Committee and chairs its Business Council. Kilgore came to TVA from Progress Ventures, where he served as president and chief executive officer. Progress Ventures is a subsidiary of Progress Energy. The company has a diverse portfolio of energy-related businesses in fuel extraction, transportation, energy marketing, energy trading, and other areas. Kilgore previously served as president and chief executive officer of Oglethorpe Power Corporation in Georgia. He joined Oglethorpe in 1984 and held numerous management positions, becoming president and chief executive officer in 1991 and serving in that capacity until 1998. Prior to joining Oglethorpe he worked for Arkansas Power and Light Company and for the U.S. Department of Defense at Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas. Kilgore serves on the board of directors of the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation and has served on the boards of directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the United States Council for Energy Awareness. He has also been a member of the industry advisory board of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A native of Alabama, Kilgore earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. In 2002, he was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Kilgore and his wife, Myra, have a daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren.

Editorial : He also makes very good/too much money !

Tennessee Valley Authority ~ CEO Tom Kilgore...Big Raise !

TVA Raises CEO's Pay to $3.27 Million

Reported by: Associated Press Email:

The Tennessee Valley Authority board has approved increasing the utility chief executive's compensation by nearly a half million dollars.The increase comes a month after the largest power rate increase in three decades took effect.Meeting in Nashville, board members approved improving President and CEO Tom Kilgore's compensation from about $2.7 million to $3.27 million, effective with the next fiscal year.Kilgore's base salary of $650,000 has remained the same since he became CEO in 2006. He said after the meeting he would not decline the board's decision to raise it to $850,000. On Oct. 1, TVA put an effective 20 percent electricity rate increase into effect, raising the average residential monthly power bill by between $15.80 and $19.80.

Editorial : Poor Ole Tom, I do not see how he gets by ? It seems that not only CEO`S of Major Corporations get obscene pay amounts, but now the public sector is trying to catch up ! I have learned today that your rates will only increase by 15% instead of 20% ! The cheaper oil rates are the cause. I kinda believe that it was, because you the public turned up the heat on Ole Tom Kilgore CEO. Mr. Kilgore gets a half million more, you get 5% off !

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tennessee County Clerks~Organ/Donor Awareness Program

Organ/Donation...The Gift of Life !
By: Don Jones...11/12/08

I have today visited my County Court Clerk in Dresden Tennessee to purchase my license plate for my old truck, cost $65.00 per year. The real cost is $64.00, but back a few years ago, our clerks adopted the Organ/Donor program across the state of Tennessee. When you purchase your license plates, you can donate $1.00 to the County Court Clerks Organ/Donor Awareness program. What a nice thing to do ! These clerks were not mandated to this, they volunteered. My/Our County Court Clerk, Ms. Pat Scarborough not only does a great job, but is on the statewide board to oversee this wonderful life saving project. "Thank You" Pat ! She not only works hard on this program that is close to my heart (no pun intended) but, she has a nice clear collection box on her counter, where she serves us/you, kinda like McDonald's has on their counter. She said today, that she does quite well in her on counter collections. So, when you are in her office to purchase your plates or for any other business, that you might have with her office, donate to her/our Organ/Donor Awareness fund for Tennesseans across this state who are waiting on life saving organs. So, my hat is off to the Tennessee County Court Clerks association, who do such a great work for this program !

"Give The Gift of life, Be an Organ/Tissue Donor, it`s The Masonic Thing to Do"!