The US Senate has confirmed Memphis attorney John Ryder as the newest member of the TVA board.
Nearly 13 months after he was first nominated by President Trump, Ryder will assume the seat vacated nearly two years ago by Mike McWherter.
Ryder’s term runs through 2021 on the 9-member TVA board, which currently has only seven members.
Ryder’s first public meeting with the full TVA board will be on May 9 when the TVA governing board meets in Franklin, Tennessee.
President Trump has also nominated Chattanooga native William B. Kilbride to a member of TVA’s board.
Kilbride formerly served as the president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and as president and chief sustainability officer of Mohawk Industries.
Kilbride’s nomination still has to be accepted by the US Senate before he could serve on TVA’s board. His term would run until May 18, 2023 replacing Eric Martin Satz.