David Mould

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}}David Mould is Senior Vice President of Communications for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Prior to his appointment to the position in July 2009, Mould had previously worked as assistant administrator for Public Affairs with the National Aeronautics & Space Administration.[1]

In January 2010 the Tennessean.com reported that Mould, who had been "brought in to help rehab" the TVA's "credibility after the coal ash disaster — was enmeshed at his previous job at NASA in a Bush administration controversy in which climate change scientists said they were censored."[2] The TVA stated that Mould's appointment was as "part of an executive staff change designed to strengthen TVA’s communication and relationships with public officials and other stakeholders.[1]

Background

The TVA announcement of his appointment stated that prior to working for NASA, Mould had worked as:

  • special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Energy;[1]
  • "as a principal and director of Washington operations for Griswold-Lesser, an Atlanta-based public affairs firm";[3]
  • as vice president of Communications for PG&E's National Energy Group;[1]
  • Southern Company, the utility holding company, and its subsidiary Mirant Corp;[1]
  • "the southern U.S. managing editor for the news agency United Press International and began his career as a reporter and news bureau manager with the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal."[1]

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