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Leadership Breakfast: Tim Echols
April 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Join us for breakfast with Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols
7:30am Doors open
8:00am Talk begins
This event is $15 to cover the cost of coffee and light breakfast, or a $20 donation at the door.
About the Speaker
Shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia, Tim founded TeenPact, a training experience for high school students. The program began at the Georgia Capitol and now operates in 42 states having trained 50,000 students. After building TeenPact, Echols ran for and was elected to statewide office in 2010 serving as Public Service Commissioner.
When he took office, Georgia was 34th in solar power. Now, 9 years later the state is 10th in the nation in approved solar. Echols created the Clean Energy Roadshow that has traveled the state every summer for the last eight years. This educational event helps commuters, businesses and municipal governments evaluate alternative fuel for their transportation and residential use.
Echols has received the Trailblazer Award from the Nuclear Industry Business Council for his leadership in moving the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant forward. Tim has tried to lead by example. He added solar hot water heating to his Athens home just before being sworn-in. He bought a natural gas car, a propane van and has owned 3 electric cars.
Tim and his wife, Windy, have been married 36 years and they have seven children. He has 3 degrees from the University of Georgia and lives in Hoschton, Georgia.