Thomas Ford

Thomas Ford

Massey Electric Company

Owner & President

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

What is your vision for Knoxville 10 years from now?

Knoxville needs to continue to be a destination for people to work, live, and adventure. We have natural assets unparalleled to any other city in America. We are blessed to live at the head of the Tennessee River and the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. We need to continue to conserve these assets and showcase what a great city Knoxville is.

What is Knoxville’s Best Kept Secret?

Our waterways and parks.

What would you do to strengthen Knoxville?

Continue to focus on bringing good jobs to Knoxville and the surrounding area as well as improve access to childcare.

What is your favorite Knoxville memory?

Going to Long’s Drug Store for a burger and shake during summers growing up.

What is your favorite book or what book is currently on your nightstand?

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

What is the best advice you have received from a mentor, and who was that mentor?

Listen! – a former manager

What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?

You will fail and make mistakes, and that is okay.

Thomas Ford