Nancy J. Huston, Tall Oak Associates, Receives MEA’s Distinguished Environmental Professional Award
Date:  10/27/2016
ArticleType:  Press Release

Nancy J. Huston, Tall Oak Associates, Receives MEA’s Distinguished Environmental Professional Award

Nancy J. Huston, president, Tall Oak Associates, Inc., has received MEA’s inaugural Distinguished Environmental Professional Award. The MEA Distinguished Environmental Professional Award was established by MEA in 2016 to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution(s) in the environmental area, especially in the electric and gas utility sector. This award, bestowed only when merited, acknowledges a specific breakthrough or achievement that has benefited the community of environmental professionals.

Nancy J. Huston spent 33 years with Nicor Gas, before starting her own company in 2008 “Tall Oak Associates, Inc.”. Nancy worked as an engineering and operations manager until 1989. In 1989 she was asked to begin the Nicor Gas’ environmental department, where she helped organize Nicor Gas’ environmental program, including USTs, wetlands/stormwater, waste disposal and air permitting along with initiating Nicor Gas’s Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) program. As President of Tall Oak Associates, Inc. she continues to assist Nicor Gas with their MGP program and is currently working toward bringing the program to completion.

The MEA Distinguished Environmental Award program is an initiative of the MEA Environmental Committee. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and how to enter visit For questions, contact Stacey Bonine at staceyb (at) midwestenergy (dot) org or call (651) 289-9600 x114.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.