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Kent W. Brown

IEEE Fellow

2001 ICC Distinguished Service Award

Kent W. Brown., is a native of Louisville, KY. He received both his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Louisville. Kent majored in microwave engineering and wrote his thesis on the microwave transmission of phase modulated digital data.

From 1973 until 2014 Kent was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He served as an Inspection and Test Engineer in their Baden, Switzerland office, a supervisor in a variety of capacities, the Corporate Cable Specialist, Manager of Electrical Engineering, Manager of Design Engineering and Senior Technical Advisor to the Vice President of Engineering for TVA’s Nuclear Power Group.

Kent has been active in the ICC since 1987. He is the past Vice Chairman of three Working Groups; WG D5 on station cable installation, WG 6-7 on fire and arc protection of cables and WG D6 on fiber optic cable installation. He is the past Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Station, Control and Utilization Cable Subcommittee and member of the ICC AdCom. Kent served as ICC's webmaster from its inception in 1996 until 2006. In addition to his ICC work, Kent represented TVA on numerous EPRI, NEI, CEATI and AEIC committees

Since leaving TVA, Kent has continued to be active in the industry as a consultant on both national and international cable projects. 

Kent lives near Chattanooga, TN. He and his wife, Michele, have one daughter and three grandchildren.

Kent was the 2001 recipient of the ICC Distinguished Service Award.

Kent was elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2014, with the following citation:

for leadership in standards development for design, testing, and utilization of electrical equipment for the nuclear power industry


Kent W. Brown
KWBrown Consulting
9806 Frost Creek Drive
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 605-0653 (cell)

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