Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TVA appoints communications chief

In effort to bring what it refers to as 'greater clarity' to its communications, TVA in Knoxville has hired David Mould away from his job as NASA's assistant administrator for public affairs. Mould earlier served as a special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Previously, he was a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Griswold-Lesser, an Atlanta-based public-affairs firm. Prior to that, he was VP-communications for PG&E National Energy Group, a wholesale electricity and natural gas supplier affiliated with PG&E Corp. of San Francisco. He also has served as director of public relations for Mirant Corp., an electricity and natural gas supplier based in Atlanta, and as media relations manager for Southern Company of Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest holding companies for electric utilities. Earlier in his career, he was a reporter and editor for United Press International (UPI), for which he covered the 1986 NASA Challenge Space Shuttle accident and 19 other shuttle missions, among other national and international duties. He has a business master's from Emory and a bachelor's in communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. KNS story, here. Emily, a former staffer for then-U.S. Sen. Bill Frist and former secretary of the Senate, continues to lead TVA government relations and regional outreach, according to a TVA release.

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