Scott Self is vice president and chief information officer for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Scott is accountable for IT systems & networks, TVA’s application portfolio, Enterprise Architecture, and Cybersecurity. The organization staffs over 600 and has an annual budget of $200M. Before being named CIO in October 2015, Scott was vice president of Enterprise Planning. In this role, he was responsible for the long-range financial plan, maintaining a diverse asset portfolio, system planning, strategic planning, and partnering across TVA to deliver the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The IRP is a thirty-year outlook that considers political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legislative outcomes to suggest a strategic direction for TVA.
Prior to joining TVA, Scott held various positions at Progress Energy. These roles were in both the unregulated and regulated business units. He had increasingly challenging roles in Commodity Trading Risk Management, Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning, and Strategic Planning. Scott also worked for Entergy in both regulated and unregulated businesses. He was on acquisition efforts at London Electricity in the UK and at CitiPower in Melbourne, Australia. Scott also consulted for Accenture in the Financial Risk Management and Strategy practices in the energy and natural resources industries. At Accenture, Scott implemented enterprise-level systems and change management processes for regulated and deregulated utilities. He worked with companies that started new ventures or needed strategic direction to adapt to new business models or markets.
Scott holds a bachelor of business degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s of business administration degree from Emory University. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and contributing to his church and the schools his children attend. Scott and his wife have three children