2018 Leadership Council

Logan Shook, Chairman, Leadership Council - Town of Cajahs Mountain
 

Logan graduated from CCC&TI in 2012 with an Associate in Arts.  He later graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Public Administration, with a minor in Community Planning.  Then he graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Leadership Candidate with a focus on General Management.

Logan is originally from the Hickory/Lenoir area.  He learned about HYP from a friend who was working within Hickory, who told him he should check it out and see what he thought.  After attending several of HYP professional and social events HYP, Logan knew he wanted to contribute to the group.

 

 

  Sarah Davis, Vice-Chair - Leadership Council - Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau 

 

Sarah graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.  She is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau.

She is originally from the Hickory/Alexander County area and joined HYP in 2015 to become more involved in the community and grow professionally.

 

 

 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.

Tiffany Brooks, Secretary, Leadership Council - Carolina Office Equiptment, Inc

 

Tiffany is originally from Kannapolis, NC. She moved in Hickory in 2013, where she attended Catawba Valley Community College for two years. In 2015 she attended Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she graduated with a BA in Business Management. She fell in love with Catawba County after four years of living here. Currently, she is a Marketing and Sales Representative for Carolina Office Equipment, Inc.

 

Tiffany is excited about joining the HYP Leadership Council and meeting all the young professionals in the area.

Leslie Ellis - Sponsorship Chiar– Lenoir Rhyne University

Originally from Wilson, NC, Leslie Ellis refers to Hickory as her home.

After moving to Hickory in 2012 to begin school at Lenoir-Rhyne University, she graduated with two degrees in Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Multimedia Journalism. Immediately following her graduation in 2016, she began working for her alma mater overseeing all Digital Communications for the Office of Marketing & Communications. Currently, Leslie is pursuing her Master's in Business Administration.

She is excited about being on the HYP Leadership Council and connecting with young professionals in the area and community leaders.

 

 

 Cole Reynolds - Membership Chair - Leadership Council – Vanguard Furniture

 
 

 

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.

Ben Hoyle - Membership Committee - Leadership Council – Catawba County Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

Cameron Laney Bixby, Social Media Manager, 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 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.


2018 Leadership Council

Interested in joining the Leadership Council? Email, info@hickoryhyp.com for more information!