Marilyn Brown Sworn In as TVA Board Member

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Marilyn Brown, of Atlanta, Ga., on Friday rejoined the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Knoxville.

Brown was sworn in by Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan during a ceremony at the Howard H. Baker Jr. U.S. Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.

Brown was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a second term on the TVA board. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 for a term that expired May 18, 2012. She was renominated March 21, 2013, by the president for a term expiring May 18, 2017.

Brown is currently an endowed professor of energy policy in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy. She joined the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2006.

She also worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she held various leadership positions managing annual research budgets of $50 million to $130 million, focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric grid and energy engineering projects. She has authored two books and more than 250 publications, and is a distinguished visiting scientist at ORNL.