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Meet the Experts

photo of BradleyJohn Bradley

Senior Vice President, TVA Economic Development

John Bradley is a veteran economic development professional with 30 years’ experience. Since arriving at TVA in 2002, he has implemented a number of new initiatives, including a targeted industrial recruitment program and increased support for community development and existing companies.

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photo of SmithHeidi Smith

Director, Global Business

Heidi Smith is responsible for TVA Economic Development’s global business recruitment, marketing, and community development. She manages the target market specialists and field staff operations, ensuring that all goals meet or exceed TVA standards throughout the seven-state TVA area.

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photo of RaymondAlan Raymond

Senior Advisor

Alan Raymond's responsibilities as Senior Advisor include designing programs and regional initiatives and working with prospects and existing industries in the seven-state TVA region.

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photo of Ray NottsRay Knotts

Director, Business Resources and Technical Services

Ray Knotts oversees programs and incentives that help new and existing businesses locate and succeed in the Tennessee Valley. His department is responsible for the economic development loan portfolio, Valley Investment Initiative and a range of other programs.

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photo of AdamsBill Adams

Target Market Specialist: Transportation-Related Manufacturing

Bill Adams works for TVA Economic Development as a site consultant and target market specialist for automotive assembly, aerospace/aviation and other transportation-related manufacturing. From 1994 to 2003, he was employed with the Mississippi Development Authority in Jackson, Mississippi, serving as a recruitment specialist for the automotive industry.

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photo of TaylorJeff Taylor

Senior Target Market Specialist: Food Processing

Jeff Taylor's primary responsibility is working with food processing and packaging companies that are planning to relocate or expand. Taylor is a 20-year veteran of TVA. Before joining the Marketing Development organization, he was a project manager in Minority Economic Development, where he managed the Minority Economic Development Loan Fund and outreach programs.

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photo of MurrayAdam Murray

Target Market Specialist: Advanced Manufacturing

Adam Murray specializies in the recruitment of advanced manufacturing companies to the region. These include aviation, aerospace, defense, chemical, and metals manufacturing and processing firms. Murray has extensive global business experience in project management and recruitment. His educational background includes certification from the business program at the University of Montpellier, France.

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photo of MooreSteven Moore

Target Market Specialist: Data Centers, Solar Component Manufacturing

Steven Moore specializes in the recruitment of data centers and companies that manufacture solar components to the TVA region.  He works with state, regional, and community economic development partners to foster and sustain job growth. He is a certified economic development finance professional.

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