Matt Ballard, President S·C·U·D
As a native of Seymour, Tennessee Matt knows, understands, and cares for our community. Since the beginning of his career in local government, Matt has helped shape our region. His service to our community has contributed to the preservation of our area’s natural beauty and assisted in creating a thriving and diverse economy. At the same time, he has maintained a steadfast commitment to hometown values.
After his service in local government as Assistant Mayor, Matt began his career at Sevier County Utility District (S·C·U·D). He was very successful as general manager and was quickly promoted to S·C·U·D President. Matt’s leadership has created an environment that focuses on the efficient and effective delivery of natural gas; the best financial value for our customer; and excellence in customer service.
Matt continues to give back to our community through his involvement in numerous civic, economic, and charitable organizations. Matt has developed a stewardship program at S·C·U·D that not only enhances our community but also redefines corporate giving. He currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Gas Association (TGA), Sevier County Library Foundation, American Public Gas Association, and The Insurance Group. He is a past member of TGA Board of Directors; TGA Education/Steering Committee, Board of Directors; East Tennessee Small Customer Group, Board of Directors; President, United Utilities; 2000 Graduate of Leadership Sevier; Leadership Sevier, Board of Directors; 2001 Graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership; Member of Operations Committee, American Public Gas Association; and Chair of Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundations.
Matt received his Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Management from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee in 1992. Matt’s wife Michele is an 8th grade science teacher at Seymour Junior Academy. Matt’s daughter Jordan graduated from Maryville College in 2016 and is now the Assisant Women’s Basketball Coach for the College; his daughter Reid currently attends Maryville College, working at Sevier County Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Technician while she continues to excel in scholastics and athletics!