It not because he played football ferociously for the Crimson Tide. It’s not because he grew up near Mobile and still takes his kids to its white-sand beaches every summer. No, J.T. Thompson is called the Alabama Slammer because of the tenacious way he tackles any problem. He’s run the ball from many positions in the energy business, and he’s even managed an energy spend of more than $300 million spread over 750 retail and industrial sites, so he knows how to help power suppliers see the game from customers’ viewpoints. J.T. won’t let teammates fumble, but he might poke a little fun at all the engineers he knows. “I’m not an engineer by trade, I don’t play one on TV, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night,” he says.

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