Carroll EMC Grows Safety Culture with Recent Promotion

Jan 2, 2024

Carroll EMC announces the promotion of Matt Young to Manager of Safety, Training and Loss Control, effective immediately. Expanding his previous role as Director of Safety and Training, Young will assume additional responsibilities, including adopting supporting personnel into the department, to further advance the co-op’s safety, training and risk management practices.

“Matt’s transition from the field to the office was seamless,” said Kim Jennings, Vice President of Human Resources. “His many years of working in the field as a lineman gave him an expert understanding of safety, and he is committed to expanding those practices as the industry changes. We are confident he will excel in his new role and will continue to prioritize the health of our employees and community.”

Young began his career at Carroll EMC as a Meter Reader in 2003 after graduating from Central High School and following in his father’s footsteps, a long-time employee of Georgia Power. He later accepted a Groundman position and continuously trained over many years to advance to Apprentice, Lineman and, eventually, Journeyman in 2015. After his move from the construction department, Young became a Certified Utility Safety Professional and graduated from the Carroll County Chamber’s Leadership Carroll program.

Young and his wife, Lindsey, live in Carrollton with their son, Turner, and daughter, Tinley. They are members of Eastside Baptist Church where Young serves as Sunday School Director.

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