Amy Carnes Member Spotlight - June

Name: Amy Carnes Where do you work?: American Cancer Society What’s your job title/what do you do?: Development Manager of Distinguished Events. I’m the staff partner for the Abilene Cattle Baron’s Ball, Wichita Falls Cattle Baron’s Ball, and Finish the Fight Golf Classic. Where are you from? Born and raised in Lubbock. If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? We’ve been back a little over five years. My husband, Daryl, is from here so we moved back to be near his mom after we lost his dad to cancer. What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? The people are the best! We’ve lived in eight cities across four states and Abilene

Cory Clements Member Spotlight - June

Name: Cory Clements Where do you work?: Clements Law Firm, PLLC What’s your job title/what do you do?: Attorney Where are you from? Lubbock, Texas If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? I have lived in Abilene since August 2014 What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? My favorite thing about living in the Big Country is the people who make up our community. What do you do in your free time? I like to travel and golf. What does being an Abilene Young Professional mean to you? Being an Abilene Young Professional means understanding we are the next leaders of this community and have a responsibility to ensure it is successf

Leadership Abilene

How can I accurately express the emotions stimulated when I hear “Leadership Abilene”? I can’t! This program has brightened life for me in Abilene. It has taught me how to get plugged in to areas where I belong and that make a difference in this community. It has brought strong friendships into my life. It has helped frame my professional identity and formulate its trajectory. Leadership Abilene is a program designed to give you an in-depth look into the City of Abilene including economy, healthcare, major employers and more all jam-packed into one day per month. It runs on a school calendar year – Sept. through May. It kicks off with Orientation, and as eye-opening as that can be, it’s only

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