Todd Lee was selected as the 2013 Employee of the Year by the Cumberland Gap Tunnel Authority. The “Outstanding Service Award” was presented to Lee during the Annual Awards Dinner at Woodlake Country Club in Tazewell, Tenn. on Dec. 11.
Lee has been employed by the tunnel since 2005 and performs all the duties of an operator in an exemplary manner. These duties include Emergency Medical Technician, Brigade Firefighter, Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Material Responder, Hazardous Material Escort, Control Room Operator and operation of the facility equipment.
Lee has maintained a good working relationship with his fellow employees as well as with the traveling public. He is a resident of Middlesboro. The Operation and Maintenance of the tunnel facility is provided by Tunnel Management Inc., a sister company of Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers located in Middlesboro.