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2016 Annual Meeting

November 20, 2016 - November 22, 2016


The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s 75th annual meeting will be held Sunday, Nov. 20, through Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Airport Marriott in Nashville.


  • The Tennessee Magazine’s Pick Tennessee Products reception
  • Spouses’ brunch
  • Group luncheon on Monday for directors, managers, attorneys, staff, and others
  • ACRE breakfast on Tuesday morning

We need advance reservations for all food functions to assure adequate space and food. When you send in your registration form, be sure to indicate how many will attend each function. Please return the registration form and fees by October 31. Refunds will be given on cancellations made prior to Thursday, November 17.



Nashville Airport Marriott

600 Marriott Dr, Nashville, TN 37214 | (615) 889-9300

TECA has a block of rooms reserved from Saturday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Nov. 22. The room rate is $114/night. Deadline to make reservations: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016


Sunday, Nov. 20

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.     The Tennessee Magazine Reception
Join The Tennessee Magazine for a reception featuring Tennessee-made food and beverages.
Capitol Room

Monday, Nov. 21

6:45 a.m.     Health Screenings and Flu Shots
Chattanooga and Knoxville Rooms until 9 a.m.

7:30 a.m.     Registration | Breakfast
Sponsored by CoBank
Lobby and Cumberland Ballroom

9:00 a.m.     Keynote: There’s A Snake in My Bumper!
Author and speaker Matt Rush explains how we must be viable, valuable and visible to remain successful.

9:00 a.m.     Spouses’ Brunch
Pick Tennessee Products‘ Tammy Algood speaks at 10 a.m.
Capital Ballroom

10:00 a.m.     Business Session
President and General Manager’s Report, Resolutions
Committee Report, NRECA Report and election of trustees

11:00 a.m.     TVA Update and Presentation
Van Wardlaw, TVA

11:30 a.m.     Lunch for Directors, Managers and Staff
Sponsored by the Cooperative Finance Corporation
Cumberland Ballroom

11:30 a.m.     Lunch for Attorneys
Sponsored by Bass, Berry and Sims
Jackson Room

12:15 p.m.     Safety Trailer Demonstration
Learn to keep your family #everydaysafe.
Parking lot

1:00 p.m.     Politics: A Look into the Future
CNN contributor and political analyst Alex Castellanos provides insight on what to expect following one of the most devisive presidential campaigns in a generation.

2:00 p.m.     The Road to the Utility of the Future Runs Through the Member
In the evolving world of utilities, E Source’s Ken Black reminds us to keep members as the focus of all we do.

3:00 p.m.     Touchstone Energy Update
Mary McLaury

3:15 p.m.     Break
Sponsored by Touchstone Energy

3:30 p.m.     NRTC Update
Tim BryanRecognition of WashingtonYouth Tour Delegates

3:45 p.m.     Recognition of WashingtonYouth Tour Delegates
Todd Blocker, TECA

4:15 p.m.     Recognitions and Presentations
Presentation of director training, safety accreditation, Top Tenn Communications awards and other recognitions.

5:00 p.m.     Safety Trailer Demonstration
Learn to keep your family #everydaysafe.
Parking lot

5:30 p.m.     Hospitality Meet-and-Greet with Sponsors

6:30 p.m.     Annual Banquet
Join TECA and our sponsors for dinner and entertainment by Nashville singer songwriters Tim Nichols, Deric Ruttan and Jimmy Yeary.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
Recognition of ACRE awards

8:00 a.m. Presentation
Governor Bill Haslam (Invited)

9:00 a.m. Thoughts from the Board Room
TVA directors Richard Howorth and Lynn Evans discuss the future of the Valley and the challenges and opportunities facing TVA.

9:45 a.m. NRECA Update
Phil Carson, incoming president of the NRECA board of directors gives co-op leaders a preview of the upcoming year.

10:30 a.m. Final Business Meeting


The registration fee is $450 for trustees, manage­rs, attorneys and employees. This fee includes a ticket(s) for the admission to all general sessions; annual banquet and entertainment; ­spouses’ brunch; group luncheon; and Tuesday morning’s ACRE breakfast. Proceeds from the breakfast will go to our Tennessee ACRE PAC.