The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has announced its top 10 up-and-coming young professionals for 2021.
“The Top 10 in 10 initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals,” said Pam Carnes, chamber president and CEO.
Coordinated by the chamber, in partnership with Enjoy Cherokee Magazine, Cherokee County’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch focuses on Cherokee residents under age 40 who are considered to be the county’s up and coming leaders over the next 10 years.
“We were extremely pleased with the number and caliber of candidates for this year’s recognition. As we have grown accustomed to since this program’s inception in 2012, far more than 10 nominations were received and likewise, there were far more applications than honoree slots,” said Board Chair Adam Smith, senior vice president and commercial banker with Synovus. “Each application was carefully reviewed by a panel of judges that found the task of only choosing 10 honorees challenging.”
Judging criteria included past professional achievements and awards, five to 10-year professional goals as well as the nominees’ volunteer and community activities.
Besides being recognized during a future chamber event, the recipients will also be featured in the July/August issue of Enjoy Cherokee Magazine. The honorees who will be under the age of 40 on Oct. 1 have been nominated for the Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 recognition.
The rising stars recognized as Cherokee County’s next generation of community leaders include:
♦ Jeremy Adams, assistant principal and athletic director, Cherokee High School/Cherokee County School District
♦ Anna Teal, owner, Teal Marketing, LLC;
♦ Lindsay Bowley, coordinator of recruitment, Cherokee County School District;
♦ Elizabeth Lanier Evans, clinical nurse manager, Northside Hospital Cherokee;
♦ Robert Capovilla, founding partner, Capovilla and Williams;
♦ Angela Glowcheski, deputy director, Sequoyah Regional Library System;
♦ Brian Albrecht, president and CEO, Credit Union of Georgia;
♦ Christopher Brazelton, executive director, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, Inc.;
♦ Coty Thigpen, assistant city manager, City of Woodstock; and
♦ Savannah Holcomb, media specialist, River Ridge High School/Cherokee County School District.