Dan Hurst is the Founder and former President and CEO of Strata-G, LLC; a growing team of more than 240 technical professionals who provide engineering, safety, environmental, and project management services to federal, commercial, and utility clients. Under Dan’s leadership, Strata-G recently won the 2019 US Chamber of Commerce National Small Business of the Year, the SBA Region 4 Subcontractor of the Year, and the 2018 National Veteran Business Award. The Strata-G team has been honored with multiple past awards for client performance and community service including the Knoxville Chamber 2018 Pinnacle Impact Award, the 2017 TN Center for Performance Excellence Achievement Award, and the National Safety Council Leadership Award.
Dan has M.S. and B.S. Degrees in Engineering from UT Knoxville, and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School. He has served on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Board of Advisers and the UTK Chancellor’s Associates. Dan received the 2020 TN Advanced Energy Business Council Leadership Award, the 2019 TN Veterans Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the 2015 ETEC Muddy Boot Award for contributions to East Tennessee. He has been recognized by Business Week Magazine for values-based leadership and is a veteran officer of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program, in which he instructed hundreds of future nuclear plant operators.
Dan has chaired the Board of the West Knox Utilities District, and served on other boards including the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, Fairview Technology Center, and East TN Historical Society. Dan currently chairs the Board of Knox Area Rescue Ministries and serves as a Trustee on the King University Board.