2019 Leadership Council

 Cameron Laney Bixby, Chair - Leadership Council - Catawba Insurance Agency, LLC

Cameron graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. During her time at UNC-Charlotte, Cameron studied abroad at Macquarie University, in Australia, where she was able to work with 2RRR Radio on helping to develop communication outlets for new and emerging communities, around Sydney. She is the Accounting and Marketing Operations Director/Producer for Catawba Insurance Agency, LLC in Catawba. Cameron has served on other young professional boards, including serving as the Fundraising Chair for the Hickory Junior Woman’s Club, and recently graduated from the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017-2018 Leadership Catawba Class.

Cameron is originally from the Conover area and upon returning to Catawba County, she became involved in multiple organizations, in hopes of coming alongside other like-minded individuals in the county, to help Catawba County continue to prosper and grow. After attending multiple professional events, hosted by HYP, Cameron decided she wanted to become a contributing member to the organization and is excited to be a part of such a special organization, that is focused on helping young professionals develop, grow, and invest in our local area and economy.

 Anthony Laxton, Treasurer, Leadership Council - Press Ganey



Anthony Laxton graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2012.  He currently works at Press Ganey as an Engagement Advisor where he helps Healthcare organizations become high-performing through engaged and resilience practices. Anthony has served on professional boards such as the YMCA Board of Directors, Carolina Cycle Challenge, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Ex-officio position), and past President of HYP.  He also is serving on the Hickory Bond Commission. 

Growing up in the greater Hickory metro community, Anthony joined HYP in 2012 to utilize his assets to help foster a culture where young professionals want to move and stay in this area long-term. He now serves as the Treasurer.

Breanna Hucks - Secretary - Leadership Council – Early Head Start & For Love of Baby



Breanna Hucks is the Secretary for our Leadership Council. Breanna graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, and is currently working with Parent and Prenatal Education for Early Head Start, and is also a Labor Doula at For Love of Baby. Breanna joined Hickory Young Professionals to expand her personal and professional connections with other young professionals who have a similar passion to grow and lead, in Catawba County. 

Breanna was originally from Catawba County and returned following her time away at college. In her down time, Breanna enjoys spending her time outdoors, boating, hiking, and at her children's sports games. 



2019 Leadership Council

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