Huntsville attorney Joe Ritch has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the second Alabamian to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board during its 79-year history.
Ritch told The Huntsville Times that it's an honor to be nominated.
His nomination is subject to Senate approval.
Ritch has been active in economic development work and is the longtime chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee.
The first Alabamian to serve on the board of the federal utility, former Adtran President Howard Thrailkill of Huntsville, left the board in December 2010 after serving more than four years.
He was selected by President George W. Bush.