TVA Chief Administrative Officer Janet Herrin to Retire

Janet Herrin, executive vice president of Administrative Services, has announced plans to retire after 35 years of TVA service.

President and CEO Bill Johnson said Herrin will be missed.

“In the short time I’ve known her, Janet has taught me a great deal about TVA’s reputation as a leader in integrated resource management and our legacy of service to the people of the Tennessee Valley,” said Johnson. “She has a special grasp of TVA’s mission that has inspired me, and her perspective will be greatly missed. As those of you who have worked with her know, she sets the standard in terms of living TVA’s values.”

Johnson said Herrin leaves a legacy of her own, having joined TVA as a young engineer—one of the few female engineers TVA had at the time.  She found her calling and her passion in TVA’s River Operations group, where she was instrumental in modifying TVA reservoir operations to improve water quality and meet the growing demand for recreational use of Valley waters. Much of Herrin’s work is reflected today in the way we operate our dams, hydroelectric plants and reservoirs.  

In 2010 Janet accepted her current position as Chief Administrative Officer, where she has dedicated her efforts to helping TVA refocus on the importance of people in improving our operational and financial performance.

“Janet has a special way of connecting with people at all levels of our organization,” said Johnson.

Herrin says she is looking forward to her retirement and especially having more time to travel.

Herrin will stay on at TVA through October to ensure a smooth leadership transition.