2017 Annual Conference

President & CEO
Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc. (TVPPA)
Simmons has 40 years of electric-utility experience, including 18 years with TVA, where he served as Power Supply manager. He also spent eight years as a consultant before succeeding Richard C. (Dick) Crawford as TVPPA’s CEO in 2004. He also serves as CEO of Seven States Power Corporation and CEO of Distributors Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of TVPPA. Simmons is an honors graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a past president of the Chattanooga Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.