Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D), a program of the Douglas County Chamber, is pleased to announce its Top Ten Young Professionals of 2019. The Top Ten Young Professionals of the Year is an annual recognition of young professionals in Douglasville and Douglas County who embody the mission and vision of AMP’D. The recognition ceremony was held at the GreyStone Power Luncheon at The Centre at Arbor Connection on August 20th.
The mission of AMP’D is to attract emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County. AMP’D hosts annual events including the Politics Power Breakfast, Cornhole Tournament, bi-monthly volunteer opportunities and professional development seminars. AMP’D funds both the annual Foundation Leadership Scholarship for high school seniors and the AMP’D Continuing Education Scholarship for young professionals funds to further their education.
Top Ten Young Professionals of 2019
Whitney Constien, Douglas County Chamber, Age 27
Whitney is the Communications Coordinator at the Douglas County Chamber. She is a native of Douglas County and graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2015 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services Nonprofit Administration. Whitney has a passion for serving others; locally and internationally in Kenya, Africa.
Mark DeNyse, DeNyse Companies, Age 37
As a husband and father, Mark knows all about hard work. Since joining the family business, he has worked in several positions at the company, starting with being a floor sweeper. Now as President of the company, he uses his leadership skills to take DeNyse Companies to new heights and strives to make his company one of the largest architectural signage organizations in the Southeast.
Nadia Faucette, GreyStone Power Corporation, Age 40
As Vice President of Engineering at GreyStone Power, Nadia establishes vision, strategy, and oversees the execution of critical initiatives. In addition to a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering Technology and Master’s in Business Administration, she has 20 years of diverse utility experience. Nadia is passionate about serving the community, considers being a wife, and mother her greatest joy.
Emily Lightner, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville and Douglas County, Age 31
Emily is the Executive Director for the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville and Douglas County. She is passionate about advocating and supporting the arts while communicating the economic impact it has on the community. Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, Andrew, and their two daughters.
Laura Mullins, HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects, Age 38
Laura is the Office Manager at HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects. She is an active member of the Chamber as the chair of AMP’D and on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Douglas County. Laura is passionate about giving back to the community where she lives and works. Laura is married to Brandon Mullins and they have three children.
Meitra Perry, Douglas County Schools, Age 31
Meitra works as the Lead School Counselor at Lithia Springs High School. Meitra was selected as the 2017-2018 Douglas County High School Counselor of the Year, was recently featured in the Georgia School Counselor Association Journal, and was a 2015 recipient of the University of West Georgia’s 30 Under 30 Award. Meitra’s passion is helping high school students from underrepresented populations reach their highest potential.
Jordan Phillips, Chick-fil-A Arbor Place Mall, Age 32
Jordan is the new Operator and Owner of Chick-fil-A Arbor Place Mall. He is a native of Douglas County and a graduate of the University of West Georgia where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls and volunteering at their church.
Jennifer Rogers, Extreme Images, LLC, Age 40
Jennifer is the owner and operator of Extreme Images, a local sign and graphics company. She is a 2003 graduate of University of West Georgia, and is married and mother to two boys. Jennifer is a member of the Douglas County Chamber, Rotary Club, Good Samaritan Center, Alexander High Track Booster Club, and a Youth Leader at Ephesus Baptist Church.
Aaron Szarowicz, City of Douglasville, Age 30
Aaron is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the City of Douglasville. A Michigan native, he joined the City through a fellowship program in 2016. Upon accepting his current position, he tells Douglasville’s story through his work and maintains relationships with community partners on behalf of the City.
Andre Weaver, Douglas County Schools, Age 40
Andre is the Principal of Douglas County High School. He has always aspired to be a great role model for young people and is grateful for the opportunity to inspire students each day. He is proud to represent the Douglas County School System daily in his role.
For more information about AMP’D, contact Ruby Byers at the DC Chamber, 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com/ampd.