The Business Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has positively contributed to the betterment of Dublin’s business community. The recipient demonstrates superior leadership and service to Dublin and helps to make this community a better place to live and work.
“I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Scott White, president of IGS Energy. “One of IGS Energy’s core beliefs is around the value of developing alternative sources and uses of energy. I am proud that IGS Energy was able to partner with the City of Dublin in making the compressed natural gasfueling station a reality. Together, we are making Dublin a better community to live and work.”
In 1989, White founded IGS Energy, which is now one of the largest residential retail and natural gas suppliers in the United States. Under his leadership, IGS Energy has grown from a three-person start-up natural gas company with almost $1 million in sales to a 350+ employee organization that is continuing to explore other energy sources, most recently electricity, with more than $1.4 billion in revenues.
IGS Energy’s state-of-the-art Dublin headquarters reflects the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable energy consumption, and it received the Platinum Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It features a green, energy-efficient building with modern workspaces that foster a healthy, productive, and collaborative environment for its entire team.
White and his entrepreneurial-minded leadership team give back by teaching workshops at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center and at the Dublin Recreation Center’s Dublin Apprentice, a summer entrepreneurial camp for middle- and high-school students. In addition, the company supports the Junior Achievement of Central Ohio’s Power of Tomorrow Community Challenge, pledging $50,000 per year for five years and 50 company volunteers to help students learn the fundamental elements of business, economics, entrepreneurship, and life-skills through a series of hands-on activities.
“I believe in the power of tomorrow’s youth, and the programs we support are designed to ignite and fuel the spark in young people to own their future economic success,” said White. “I challenge all businesses and individuals in central Ohio to join IGS Energy in supporting tomorrow’s workforce today.”
Scott serves on the board of directors for IGS Energy, Saven Corporation, Dublin Methodist Hospital Development and Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, and is a former board member of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Scott is also affiliated with the Ohio Gas Association and the Ohio Oil and
“Scott’s leadership can be seen in his dedication to grow Dublin’s business community, his long-term commitment to sustainable energy consumption, and in his devotion to help Central Ohio’s next generation of leaders learn fundamental business skills,” said Ty Day, President of the Dublin Chamber
White is a Columbus native, and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in finance and marketing. He lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and three children.