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Emerging Leaders Society

Steering Committee Members

Laura Duran - City of Lexington
Jarrod Dunbar - Thomasville Tourism
Jed Orman - Fidelity Bank - Committee Chair
David Rouse - Mountcastle Insurance
Tyler Tobin - Thomasville City Schools



The United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society is a group of passionate, community-focused, emerging professionals who want to connect with like-minded peers, serve their community, and develop as leaders for change.  Emerging Leaders are typically under 40 years old, or young at heart, and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, networking conversations, social events, and professional development opportunities.  When you join the Emerging Leaders Society you will be invited to join our exclusive Facebook group and be invited to member only events.  

If you are interested in joining the Emerging Leaders Society please contact our office at (336) 249-2532 or

2018 Emerging Leaders

Allyson Cathey
Amanda Senneke
Amanda Young
Amy Osborne
Andrew Lance
Barbara Jean Pickett
Bobby Ray Staten
Brandon Hall
Bridgett Roach
Charles Keith Jordan
Chris Phelps
Christa Weeks
Christian Moore
Craig Bullins
Curtis Gilyard
Danny R Hurley
David F Byrd
Dexter Garner
Douglas Antonio Lindsey 
Dustin Hill 
Elihu Lee Cress
Erin Bennett
Jacob Gordon
James J Wallace Jr
James M Spillman
Jamie C Money
Jarrod Dunbar
Jed W Orman
Jimmy R Cox
Joe Shaffer
John Clowney
Johnathan Hill 
Josh Boyle
Josh Monk 
Joshua Tulledge
Kassaundra Lockhart
Keith Tobin
Kimberly Bell
Krista Manning
Kristi Louya
Laura Duran
Laura Gobble
Lauren E Frank
Leann Pate
Martha O Swing
Mike Christofferson
Mike Gentile
Naomi R. Owens
Patricia Nifong
Pete Sarmiento
Ray Howell IV
Rebecca M Oshige
Regan Abele
Robert Lee Stokes Jr
Roy Stephen Smoot
Samantha Jacobs
Sara Becker
Sarah Woods
Shelley M Simmons
Stephen Peacock
Terry Dexter Hill
Tony Eugene Oxner
Walter David Rouse Jr
Wayne Kent Reeman, Jr
Wendell Stutts

Yancey Hicks 

Kristen Trexler

April Rich