The Mississippi District of the Tennessee Valley Authority has promoted two staff member and added another. Brian Wilkins is now an area engineer. He will leave the Customer Relations Group and enter the ED/Electric System Projects Group. Wilkins has been a power utilization engineer for more than three years in the Comprehensive Services Program. Previously, he worked for than six years as a system engineer for PSO/TOM.
Born in Waycross, Ga., Wilkins moved to the Mississippi Delta when he was six months old. He grew up around Greenville until he was hired by TVA. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in electrical engineering, he worked with Entergy Mississippi as a distribution field engineer in Greenville.
Brian is married to Amy, and they have two children Tyler, 5, and Allie, 2. They live in Pontotoc.
Martha Swindle was promoted to management assistant. She has been a business support representative since April 2011 at the Tupelo Customer Service Center. Swindle was previously employed as the administrative manager for the Renasant Center for IDEAs.
In 2005, she earned her CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) designation and was recertified in 2010. Swindle is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor in business management.
She lives in Sherman with her husband, Jeremy, where she serves on the Board of Aldermen.
The Division recently welcomed Josh Wooten as power utilization engineer for the Comprehensive Services Program. Wooten has been manager of System Protection and Analysis (SPA) for two years. He began his career with TVA in Chattanooga, Tenn., in December 2003.
While at TVA, Wooten, a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee, has taken on leadership roles both within and outside the company. He has supported the TVA Reliability Standards Compliance Working Group and represented TVA on the NERC System Protection and Controls Subcommittee. He supported the 2011 and 2012 storm restoration efforts.
Wooten, a native of Star, has served as an employee council member, Boy Scout volunteer and Tee Ball coach.
He earned an MBA and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University. While at MSU, he was a pitcher on the baseball team.
He is married to Haley, and they have two children, Smith and Ayers.