Source: Oak Ridge Today | Staff | December 11, 2016

Businessmen Mike Belbeck and Mike Pasqua and U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann were honored Friday with Muddy Boot Awards. The awards from the East Tennessee Economic Council, or ETEC, pay tribute to people who, through their work and activities, build a better community.

Pasqua helped found and grow SAIC’s Oak Ridge offices and later led the transition to Leidos, a press release said. Belbeck is executive vice president for operations of Covenant Health and active in numerous organizations across the region, the release said.

Covenant Health’s Jan McNally, who recruited Belbeck to be her successor as administrator of Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, presented his award, and Sherry Browder, current chair of ETEC and a former colleague of Pasqua at SAIC, presented that Boot.

Fleischmann returned from Washington to receive his Muddy Boot Award, which was presented by incoming Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, the press release said.

The Council’s Pat Postma also presented the Postma Young Professional Medal to Wade Creswell, chief executive officer of The Roane Alliance.

Tennessee Senator Randy McNally, Fleischmann, and Sue Cange, U.S. Department of Energy principal deputy assistant secretary of environmental management, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities Chief Executive Officer Andy Page made presentations during the event, which was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge.

Andy Page, on behalf of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, donated $100,000 to the Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell project at the meeting, surprising the co-chairs of that effort, Pat Postma and Alan Tatum, midway through the meeting, the press release said.

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