LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Lubbock are excited to announce this year’s Top Twenty Under Forty award recipients. The following will be honored at a banquet on Tues., Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
This initiative aims to recognize outstanding individuals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership in their careers, while actively participating in making Lubbock a better place to live, work, play, learn and raise a family.
The featured speaker will be Matt Ernst, News Director and Chief Meteorologist at Ramar Communications and a former Top Twenty Under Forty award recipient. He is a Texas Tech alumnus, with a degree in broadcast journalism, atmospheric science minor and holds the broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University. Ernst has covered just about every kind of weather here, from tornadoes and massive hail to dust storms, extreme heat, ice storms, blizzards and plenty of beautiful, sunny days. He has also covered some of the biggest news stories in Lubbock over the past 15 years since joining the FOX34 team in 2006. Ernst is also a member of Young Professionals of Lubbock, the Texas Tech Alumni Association and National Weather Association. He serves as a board member and past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock, a member of the National Weather Service's local chapter of the Storm Ready program; and is an avid volunteer for the Lubbock Area United Way.
The awards banquet is presented by Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
(LEDA). Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Kyle Jacobson at Kyle.Jacobson@lubbockbiz.org
or by calling the Lubbock Chamber office at (806) 761-7000.
For more information about the Young Professionals of Lubbock, visit www.yplubbock.org