The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council wants to thank everyone who submitted nominations for the 2021 Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award! Nominations closed on Monday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

TAEBC received numerous nominations from an impressive and wide-reaching array of individuals, including local business leaders, government officials, company executives and more. We will contact the winner soon.

The Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award honors exemplary leadership and success in championing, connecting, and strengthening Tennessee’s advanced energy economy.

TAEBC champions the state’s advanced energy economy as an economic development and job creation strategy through sharing information, connecting stakeholders, and strengthening the industry. These pillars are personally exemplified by the tireless work of Tom Ballard, an unparalleled leader, educator, mentor, and advocate of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy.

Ballard was TAEBC’s first president upon its launch in 2014 and served on the board of directors until 2019. The Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award is an annual award, with winners named at TAEBC’s annual meeting.

In 2019, TAEBC bestowed the first-ever award to Ballard himself, during TAEBC’s Annual Meeting at Schneider Electric’s Nashville Hub. The next year, TAEBC awarded Dan Hurst, CEO and Founder of Knoxville-based Strata-G, with the 2020 Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award during TAEBC’s Annual Meeting.

TAEBC will announce this year’s winner at the 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually on March 25, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. If you would like to attend to see who receives the award, please register by following this link.