Craven Crowell has served in a number of leadership positions in the energy industry, including eight years as chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) after being appointed by the President and confirmed by the U. S. Senate. During his tenure at TVA, Crowell focused primarily on upgrading the organization’s operational systems, achieving excellence in its nuclear power program, and strengthening TVA’s financial position, including capping and reducing TVA’s substantial debt after 35 years of continuous increases.
Following his government service, Crowell has been an energy and water resources consultant, most recently as a partner at Oliver Wyman, an international consulting firm with offices in 25 countries.
Crowell also has served as an independent director and chair of the Texas Reliability Entity; board chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA; and member of the board and executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC.
During his government career, Crowell served for four years as chief of staff to the chairman of the U. S. Senate budget committee.
Crowell served in the U. S. Marine Corps and was a commissioned officer in the Naval Reserve. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and was named Alumnus of the Year in 1995.