Meet the Experts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.