BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
Congratulations to Brandon Dennison, founder and CEO of Coalfield Development on this national award! The Heinz Awards celebrates the accomplishments and spirit of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz by recognizing the extraordinary contributions of individuals in the areas of greatest importance to him.
Brandon is being recognized this year with a Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy, and Employment category.
Teresa Heinz, Chairman of the Heinz Family Foundation said, “Brandon has not stopped at simply identifying need and equipping individuals with employable skills. He has developed a model that harnesses the tremendous potential, talent and courage of Appalachia’s people while also creating new, sustainable jobs in emerging fields and addressing the social barriers that have hindered opportunity in an area that for decades powered the economic growth of our country. In presenting Brandon with this year’s Heinz Award, we are not only recognizing what has been achieved, we are also celebrating the bright future that is being created for the communities of Appalachia.”