Mission and Vision

Vision

Promote TVC’s national leadership in science and technology through regional cooperation.

Mission

Sustain TVC’s existing federal missions, compete for new federal investments and leverage these investments to grow more private sector job opportunities.

Strategies

  • Convene key leaders in the TVC on a regular basis to create relationships, working collaborations and common goals.
  • Communicate the TVC’s reputation as an important science and technology center, internally and externally.
  • Align the focus of the TVC with those of the TVC Congressional Caucus, the TVC Leadership Council and other partners.
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of TVC organizations and individuals in promoting the TVC Vision and Mission.
  • Create and implement program initiatives to further the TVC’s mission.

Corridor Champion Award

The TVC awards The Corridor Champion Award to an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership advancing the objectives of the TVC through enhanced national visibility, contributing to economic development, developing advanced technology and promoting collaborative efforts.

Former Corridor Champions Award Winners Include:

2017:
Steve Cope, director of Marketing and Public Relations, Avion Solutions, former chairman of the TVC
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
2016:
J. Wayne Cropp, Baker, Donelson, Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Appalachian Regional Commission and ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl
2015:
Mike Arms, Partner of Tennessee Strategies and TVC Board Member
Eastman Chemical Company
2014:
Helen Hardin, Senior Policy Advisory for Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
2013:
Tennessee Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
Tennessee Valley Authority
The University of Tennessee
Y-12 National Security Complex
2012:
Gerald Boyd, former manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Site Office and former Chairman of the TVC
2011:
Former Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon
2010:
Tennessee U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
2009:
Tom Rogers, Director of Industrial and Economic Development Partnerships, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and former Chairman of the TVC
2008:
Former Alabama Congressman Bud Cramer
2007:
Anne Pope, Former Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
Susan Reid, executive director, First Tennessee Development District and former chairman of the TVC
2006:
Bill Baxter, former chairman of TVA and Commissioner of Economic Development for the State of Tennessee
2005:
Tom Ballard, former Vice President for Public and Governmental Relations for the University of Tennessee and former chairman of the TVC
2004:
Former Tennessee Congressman Zach Wamp