BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump is nominating people from four states to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors.

Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire in 2021. Allen is retired from the Armstrong Energy coal company, and Thompson is a longtime banking executive.

The president is nominating A.D. Frazier of Georgia and Jeffrey Smith of Tennessee for board positions that expire in 2022. Frazier is president emeritus of Georgia Oak Partners, an Atlanta-based investment and acquisition company. Smith was deputy director of operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

TVA is the nation's largest public utility. It provides electricity to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.