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The second session of the Tennessee Valley Corridor Virtual Summit Series this afternoon (Thursday, July 23) will focus on Oak Ridge and Huntsville, and science and technology in the corridor.

Most of the TVC’s annual $75 billion in federal investments are made in the historic communities of Huntsville and Oak Ridge, a summit advisory said.

You can learn more about the federal missions based in the two cities and how they impact the nation and world during today’s session, the advisory said.


  • James Morhard, NASA deputy administrator
  • Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
  • Mayor Tommy Battle, mayor, City of Huntsville
  • Congressman Phil Roe
  • Andy Page, president/CEO, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Thomas Zacharia, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Preston Jones, associate director, Technical, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Jay Mullis, manager, DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
  • Kristina Hendrix, director of communications, Dynetics
  • Kevin Bumpus, business development manager, UniTech


Tennessee Valley Corridor’s Online Virtual Summit Series

Session 2—Huntsville and Oak Ridge: Science and Technology in the TVC


Thursday July 23rd, from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern time/noon to 1:30 p.m. Central

About the Tennessee Valley Corridor: The Tennessee Valley Corridor was organized in 1995 to convene representatives from government, academia, and business to collaborate on ways to bring greater attention to and support for the important federal missions and related economic development in the region. The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC), now represents a footprint of 12 congressional districts in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina working together to advance the TVC’s missions and to encourage on-going collaboration in energy, science, environment, space, national security, and education. For more information, visit

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