Less than one year after Seven States Power Corporation launched as an independent business under the leadership of Betsey Kirk McCall, the trusted energy and technology solutions provider is expanding with the addition of two full-time team members.
Joining the team are Marleen Hamilton and Joe Knox, who bring unique experience to help Seven States deliver industry-leading expertise in electric vehicle charging infrastructure; solar power generation technology; middle-mile fiber connectivity; battery storage; and other game-changing technologies designed to empower the Tennessee Valley’s local power companies to deliver on the promise of safe, reliable, and innovative energy projects.
“As we have defined our brand and built out a portfolio of projects over the past year, we have been blown away by the need for our services,” said Betsey Kirk McCall, President and CEO of Seven States Power Corporation. “The substantial growth we are experiencing affirms the decision our board made less than a year ago to launch Seven States as an independent business. By bringing Marleen and Joe on board, Seven States will be better positioned to support the growing number of projects across the Valley as we continue to serve as the ‘easy button’ for our member-owners.”
Marleen Hamilton joins Seven States as Director of Finance and Accounting. With more than 26 years of corporate accounting experience with both for profit and not for profit organizations, Hamilton is uniquely positioned to lead finance efforts for Seven States. Most recently, she oversaw day-to-day operations for 19 separate entities, with experience in budgeting, cash management, compliance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, balance sheet reconciliations, and audits. Hamilton holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Lee University and resides in Cleveland.
“I could not be more excited to join the Seven States team during this time of explosive growth,” said Marleen Hamilton, Director of Finance and Accounting. “The energy and excitement around the innovative work being done here is palpable, and I look forward to helping the team fulfill its mission as we continue to best serve our member-owners across the Tennessee Valley.”
Licensed professional engineer Joe Knox joins Seven States as Director of Technology Deployment from Knox Consulting Services, a consulting business he started in 2015 to provide technical services to a wide range of clients. His extensive engineering and project management experience will be invaluable as Seven States continues to partner with local power companies to meet the growing demand for technology in the Valley. Knox is a native of Middle Tennessee and graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He currently resides in Hendersonville with his wife and two children.
“With my extensive background in electrical systems and vehicle fueling technologies, combined with my engineering experience, I am excited to serve local power companies in the Tennessee Valley and assist the team as we execute on the vision for Seven States,” said Joe Knox, Director of Technology Deployment.