The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce named Jay Gill, Senior Vice President of Member and External Relations for Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC), the recipient of the James A. Gill Volunteer of the Year award at its annual gala event.
The Volunteer of the Year honor, named after Gill’s father, recognizes an individual who demonstrates a commitment to community service and a deep level of engagement and passion for volunteerism. The award recipient also serves as an inspiration to others and has made a significant impact as a result of their involvement in the local Chamber and the business community. Gill, who serves in many leadership roles, has followed proudly in his father’s footsteps while still forging a path of his own.
“Taking the incredible example of servant leadership that has been modeled for him by his father, Jim Gill, Jay has made immeasurable contributions to the Chamber and our community,” said Kirby Butler, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender at United Community Bank and 2020 Chamber Board Chairman. “Jay is an outstanding leader and a selfless volunteer.”
Gill currently serves on several local boards including those of the Development Authority for Carroll County, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the University of West Georgia Athletic Foundation. His past service commitments were to the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Board, Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Boys and Girls Club of Carroll County. Also, Gill is a member and past president for the Carrollton Rotary and Carroll County Sertoma clubs.
In addition to his community role, Gill is responsible for leading member services, community relations, corporate communications/public relations, government relations, key accounts and agribusiness at Carroll EMC while assisting the co-op with its broadband project rollout. He has been with the cooperative for 11 years, and prior to that, he was in banking and finance for nearly 14 years.
“Jay is an invaluable asset to the cooperative, Carroll County and beyond,” said Tim Martin, President and CEO for Carroll EMC. “His generosity of time and effort to serve beyond expectations is what makes him so deserving of this award.”