Jason Brooks, President/CEO of LDA Engineering, won the 2018 Best of Blount “Philanthropist of the Year” award at a ceremony held on November 1 at the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College. The event honors businesses, entrepreneurs, and volunteers who have contributed their time, effort, and resources on behalf of Blount County.
In addition to past volunteer work as a coach at both Maryville College and Alcoa High School, Jason’s philanthropic work includes: Maryville College Board of Directors and Alumni Association, Regional Coordinator for the Tennessee Future City Competition, STEM Scouts Lab Leader, Fundraising Chair for Great Smoky Mountain STEM Scouts District, and Blount County United Way – Leadership Giving.
Jason lives in Blount County, which is also the corporate home of LDA Engineering. He says, “There are so many great attributes in this county for my family and our business and I want to see those grow and prosper for many generations to come. Blount County is in an upswing and I’m proud, humbled and happy to say that with the many organizations I’m a part of and the work our company does – we have been able to provide a small piece of the puzzle to the overall success of this county.”
LDA sponsors several local charities and community events, including Friends of Literacy, Alcoa Freedom Fest, and Good Neighbors of Blount County. The company also developed and launched a STEM education initiative in January 2016 to support STEM programs and outreach that promote and assist K-12 students considering engineering as a career.
“Jason is very deserving of this award,” said Bob Booker, Chair of the Blount Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “He and his entire team at LDA Engineering do much to make our community a great place to live.”