Tallis Blalack

Tallis Blalack

Managing Director

Utah State University

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Dr. Tallis Blalack is a highly accomplished technology executive with a unique combination of experience in technology development and business management in Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. He currently works as the Managing Director of ASPIRE, leveraging over 20 years of experience to improve health and quality of life for everyone by catalyzing sustainable and equitable electrification across the transportation industry. Tallis has been in senior leadership at Arch Systems, Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, Cadence and multiple startups, including two startups he co-founded. His experience spans industries including industrial internet of things, semiconductors, cleantech, electric vehicles and software. Tallis holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. His perfect day starts with canyoneering in the Sierras. He also enjoys playing volleyball and traveling with family.