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February 2019: Alumni News

Ballard Earns Award Named in His Honor

Tom Ballard (BS/JEM ‘69) was honored by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) with the first-ever Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award. The honor is named after Ballard for his contributions to TAEBC and will be awarded annually for exemplary leadership and success in championing, connecting, and strengthening Tennessee’s advanced energy economy. Ballard was a former board member and founding president of TAEBC. Click here for more information about the award and Ballard’s career accomplishments.

Tombras Group Takes Top 10 Social Media Ranking

Charlie Tombras’s (BS/ADPR ’64) company, the Tombras Group, was named the 10th most innovative company in the social media sector in the 2018 Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies List.

ForwardSSG Wins at Reed Awards

Isaac Wright (BS/JEM ’03 & CCI Board of Visitors member) and his organization, Forward Solution Strategy Group, won six honors and were finalists for 10 more accolades at the Reed Awards by Campaign and Elections for their work during the 2018 election cycle. ForwardSSG’s winning categories included: Best of the Best Direct Mail named by USPS, Best Use of Online Targeting for Gubernatorial Campaign, Best Use of Online Targeting for Ballot Initiative, Best Direct Mail Piece for Bootstrapped Campaign, Best Web Video for Gubernatorial Candidate, and Best Website for State Legislative Candidate. Click here for the company’s full list of honors from the awards show.