Each year, the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council presents a state or local leader with the annual Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award. The 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. Learn more about past recipients of the award below.

2021 Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award

2020 Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award

2019 Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award