Sirote Attorney Joe H. Ritch Receives Senate Confirmation For Key Administration Post

      Sirote Attorney Joe H. Ritch Receives Senate Confirmation For Key
                             Administration Post

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 16, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe H. Ritch, an attorney with
Sirote & Permutt's Huntsville office, has been confirmed by the Senate to
serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Ritch, who was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama, becomes
only the second Alabamian to be appointed to the Board in the TVA's 79-year

Ritch has been active in Huntsville economic development for more than three
decades and is the longtime chairman of the Tennessee Valley Base Realignment
and Closure Commission (BRAC). Under Ritch's leadership, the Tenneesse Valley
BRAC committee successfully marketed Redstone Arsenal as a destination for
military commands designated for relocation. Thousands of jobs have moved to
the North Alabama and Southern Tennessee region because of the relocations.

"It's an honor to be nominated and confirmed and I am fortunate to be
practicing with a firm that supports community involvement of this type" Ritch
said. "I appreciate the efforts of Senators (Jeff) Sessions and (Richard)
Shelby. I have a whole lot to learn and I am looking forward to working with
the board and TVA. Since TVA serves about one-third of our state, I hope to
become an advocate for Alabama issues and concerns."

"I am pleased that the Senate's confirmation of Joe Ritch and the other
nominees approved last night will give the TVA Board of Directors a quorum at
its next meeting," Sessions said in a statement released today. "Joe's
confirmation means that Alabama now has a voice on the TVA board."

The only other Alabamian to serve on the TVA Board was also from Huntsville –
Howard A. Thrailkill, former president of Adtran Inc. Thrailkill, who was
appointed by President George W. Bush, left the Board in December of 2010
after serving more than four years.

For more about Joe H. Ritch, click here.

For more about the Tennessee Valley Authority, click here.

For more about Sirote & Permutt, P.C. , click here.

SOURCE Sirote & Permutt

Contact: Emily Bates, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Sirote &
Permutt, P.C., +1-205-930-5442,
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