Ballew has also been active in the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE) and was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award. She has held many roles for ASPE, including president of the Birmingham chapter and state board of directors. Ballew gives her tables to the Alabama State Conference, Pilot Project for Engineers and to local and state Math Counts competitions.
She has developed a strong relationship with the Girl Scouts in the Birmingham area as she has organized engineering workshops and hands-on activities for the girls. “I think the most valuable lesson I have learned is that to be a good leader one must have learned what it takes to follow,” says Ballew.
Ballew cites her proudest accomplishment as raising three beautiful, successful daughters who will continue to carry on a sense of service to others through their talents and our experience being Girl Scouts together as a family.
Ballew will be honored at the Central Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 4. You can purchase tickets online at www.girlscoutsnca.org/wodcentral.