President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Kilgore was named president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority in October 2006, having served as president and chief operating officer from March 2005.
Kilgore came to TVA from Progress Ventures, a subsidiary of Progress energy, where he served as president and chief executive officer. The company had a diverse portfolio of energy-related businesses in coal mining, barge transportation, independent power generation, energy trading, and natural gas exploration and production.
Kilgore previously served as president and chief executive officer of Oglethorpe Power Corporation in Georgia. He joined Oglethorpe in 1984 and became president and chief executive officer in 1991 and served in that capacity until he left in 1998.
Prior to joining Oglethorpe he worked for Arkansas Power and Light Company and for the U.S. Department of Defense at Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas.
Kilgore serves on the board of directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute. He has also been a member of the industry advisory board of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
A native of Alabama, Kilgore earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. In 2002, he was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.
Kilgore and his wife, Myra, have a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren.