Tom Ballard, chief alliance officer of PYA, a leading nationwide healthcare consulting and certified public accounting firm, was presented the first-ever Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award earlier this month by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC).
Named in Ballard’s honor, the inaugural award was bestowed earlier this month during TAEBC’s Annual Meeting at Schneider Electric’s Nashville Hub.
“Tom’s leadership abilities across many specialties—not just healthcare consulting—led to this well-deserved recognition,” said PYA President Marty Brown. “We are fortunate to have access to his keen knowledge and understanding of the business landscape in Tennessee and beyond.”
The award recognizes exemplary leadership and success in championing, connecting, and strengthening 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. In addition to his position at Knoxville-based PYA, he also serves as editor of Teknovation.biz, a web-based service launched in 2011 to spotlight and celebrate technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Tennessee.