Alexander Welcomes Jeffrey Lyash as New TVA President and CEO

Posted on February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2019 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Jeffrey Lyash was selected by TVA’s Board of Directors to serve as president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA):

“Mr. Lyash is inheriting the leadership of the Tennessee Valley Authority at a time when TVA is doing a good job of filling its responsibility to produce large amounts of reliable clean electricity at the lowest cost to ratepayers. He appears to be well-qualified for the position, and I look forward to working with him in appropriate ways as the United States Senate provides oversight of the agency’s operations.” 

Lyash currently serves as president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation Inc. and as chair of EPRI. He has extensive leadership and management experience from roles at OPG, CB&I Power, Duke Energy and Progress Energy, and has personally held a senior reactor operator license from the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Early in his career, he worked for the NRC in a number of senior technical and management positions throughout the northeast United States and in Washington, D.C.