President Donald Trump has nominated former Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce president, William "Bill" Kilbride to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Board of Directors.

The President nominated Kilbride on Tuesday, releasing the following statement:

"Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

William B. Kilbride of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term of five years expiring May 18, 2023.

Julie Reiskin of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for the remainder of a three-year term expiring July 13, 2019."

Kilbride retired from his position with the chamber in December of 2017.

According to his LinkedIn page, Kilbride was the president of Mohawk Industries in Calhoun, Georgia from 1993-2014.

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander released the following statement on Kilbride's nomination:

“William Kilbride is a successful businessman – formerly serving as the president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and as president and chief sustainability officer of Mohawk Industries – and a community leader in Chattanooga. Under Kilbride’s leadership, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce received the 2017 Chamber of the Year award. He understands that TVA’s mission is to continue to provide cheap, clean and reliable electricity throughout the Tennessee Valley, and I know his strategic leadership will be a valuable asset to the TVA board. I am glad President Trump nominated him, and I look forward to his confirmation by the Senate.”

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