5 under 40
The Young Professionals group and the Chamber of Commerce recognized five county residents, under the age of 40, for their contributions to the community and their professional accomplishments on Friday.
The first annual awards are mirrored after similar programs in other cities that try to recognize the next generation for their involvement and accomplishments while also encouraging their leadership and engagement with the community.
The committee received 26 nominations for 19 different individuals, choosing five who stood out for their involvement with the Young Professional group, their community service, and their professional accomplishments.
The first five recipients of the recognition are Elizabeth Jackson, Doug Giles, Kathryn Lintz, Jared McCullough, and Emily Darnell.
Jackson is a vice president at First National Bank in Lewisburg, filling many roles at the bank. She also serves on the board of the Marshall County Imagination Library, Junior Leadership Marshall, and the bank’s Student Advisory Board.
She is a graduate of both the Leadership Marshall and Gattis Leadership programs.
Giles is the assistant director of the Marshall County Solid Waste Department. He serves on the county Farm Bureau Board of Directors as well as the Young Ranchers and Farmer and the Cattlemen’s Association. He volunteers with the county’s 4-H programs and recently graduated from Leadership Marshall.
Lintz is a financial advisor with Michael Wealth Management. She is an active volunteer at her church as well as at Hopetown and Meals on Wheels.
McCullough is a vice president at First Commerce Bank in Lewisburg after starting his career in real estate. He is a member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.
Darnell serves as an educator with the Marshall County Health Department, facilitating the county’s Health Council and leading the county’s designation as a Healthier Tennessee community.
The awards were presented at the first Fun Friday event on the square, also organized by the Young Professionals group.
A large crowd turned out on Friday to enjoy music and food trucks while visiting the merchants who had extended their hours for the event.
A classic car drive-in and a showing of “The Lion King” in the pocket park on the square topped of an afternoon of entertainment.
The next Fun Friday will be held on July 13.