Team

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Betsey Kirk McCall

President & CEO
bkmccall@7SPC.com

McCall, who began driving the direction for Seven States Power in 2018, has been recognized for setting Seven States Power on a structured and focused course. The first woman to lead an energy solutions company in the Tennessee Valley, she brings a strong background in contract law, negotiation and project management. By establishing a clarity of mission for Seven States Power with a focus on partnerships, McCall has empowered the rest of the Seven States team to deliver on robust product offerings including solar generation, EV charging infrastructure, load management systems, and middle mile fiber. McCall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in finance and is a licensed attorney with a degree from the University of Tennessee’s College of Law. She resides in Chattanooga, TN.

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Clint Wilson

SVP, Engineering & Market Innovation
cwilson@7SPC.com

With more than two decades of experience in the public power industry, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Market Innovation Clint Wilson leads Seven States Power’s efforts related to emerging technologies, connectivity and innovation. He manages load curtailment, aggregation and demand response programs as well as a new ride-through energy system. Wilson has headed up efforts to create a roadmap for middle mile fiber connectivity which can empower local power companies in their efforts to improve operational efficiencies and reliability, and deliver affordable, high-speed fiber throughout the Valley. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in electrical engineering and holds a MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He resides in Cleveland, TN.

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Steve Noe

VP, Sustainability & Energy Resilience
snoe@7SPC.com

Vice President of Sustainability & Energy Resilience Steve Noe led Project Liftoff efforts, a collaboration between Seven States Power Corporation, Huntsville Utilities and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center that combined solar generation with EV charging and battery storage for the first-of-its-kind installation. Noe is currently engaged with local power companies in the development and deployment of solar generation including a unique solar generation partnership between Appalachian Electric Cooperative, New Market, Tenn., and Morristown Utilities Commission, Morristown, Tenn. Noe is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in electrical engineering. He resides in Knoxville, TN.

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Lance Irwin

VP, Partnerships & Project Development
lirwin@7SPC.com

Irwin joined Seven States from the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, where he most recently served as Director of Energy Solutions Technology. Prior to EPB, Irwin served as Director of Global Utility and Renewables Market Strategy at Schneider Electric, a multinational company providing energy and automation digital solutions. Irwin has extensive experience developing and implementing forward-looking strategies and has worked with customers to find solutions that solve complex problems, add value, and grow their business. Irwin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in electrical and computer engineering. He resides in Knoxville, TN.

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Marleen Hamilton

Director, Finance & Accounting
mhamilton@7spc.com

Hamilton brings more than 26 years of corporate accounting experience with both for profit and not for profit organizations and 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.

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Joe Knox

Director, Technology Deployment
jknox@7spc.com

Licensed professional engineer Joe Knox joined Seven States 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.