NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, a trade association representing the state’s 23 electric cooperatives, announced recently that Shelby Vannoy is joining the association as political affairs coordinator.
Vannoy will assist with the association’s legislative and grassroots efforts. “I am honored to join the staff at TECA,” says Vannoy. “Their advocacy efforts give a voice to 2.5 million co-op consumers across the state. I look forward to working with co-ops to ensure that rural and suburban issues are heard on the state and federal level.”
Vannoy is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee Martin with a degree in agricultural business.
“The decisions made in Nashville and Washington, D.C., can have a significant impact on the consumers we serve,” says Mike Knotts, vice president of government affairs for TECA. “It is important for co-ops to be engaged with lawmakers, and we are excited that Shelby is joining our team.”