Interview with Brian Crutchfield, July 23, 2020

Project: Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project

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Crutchfield begins the interview by discussing his path to working with the TVA. Prior to working for TVA, he was a regional field representative for the Appalachian Bioregion for the National Center for Appropriate Technology. TVA expressed an interest in creating a position in appropriate technology and encouraged Crutchfield to apply. He was accepted to the position in December of 1978. Crutchfield explains the need for sustainable development in Tennessee Valley. He discusses his career path throughout his years at TVA, including his work in integrated resource management, economic and community development, community energy, waste management, and sustainable economic development. He describes some of his favorite memories of his time at TVA and discusses winning the TVA Leadership Award for his community convenience center model.

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2020oh0574_tvara0036

Interviewee Name

Brian Crutchfield

Interviewer Name

Philip Mummert

Interview Date

2020-07-23

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Crutchfield, Brian Interview by Philip Mummert. 23 Jul. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Crutchfield, B. (2020, July 23). Interview by P. Mummert. Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Crutchfield, Brian, interview by Philip Mummert. July 23, 2020, Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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