Joe H. Ritch, an attorney with Sirote & Permutt’s Huntsville office, has been confirmed by the U. S. Senate to serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  Mr. Ritch, appointed to the position by President Obama, becomes only the second Alabamian to be appointed to the Board in the TVA’s 79-year history.  He is a graduate of Samford’s Cumberland School of Law.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.