IWF Tennessee member V. Lynn Evans, was sworn in this month as chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Evans is the first woman, the first African American and the first Memphian to serve as board chair in TVA’s 83 year history. TVA provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.
“I am honored that my fellow board members have confidence in my abilities to serve as chair,” Evans said. “TVA has made great strides in the past four years to improve its financial and operational performance. I look forward to our continuous efforts to set strategic priorities and drive for strong results, which benefit all of the people of the Tennessee Valley.”
Originally from Anguilla, Mississippi, Evans has operated her own certificated public accounting and consulting firm, V. Lynn Evans, CPA, since 1983. Evans formerly chaired the board’s Audit, Risk, and Regulation Committee and served on the People and Performance and External Relations and Nuclear Oversight committees. She serves on the boards of ARTSMemphis and the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis (of which she is also chair).