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2014 Metro Valdosta 4 Under 40 Reception

Congratulations to our 2014 4 Under 40 Award Recipients

Malynda Dorsey (Valdosta State University)
Micha Hogan (Wild Adventures)
Jamie Baltrus (United Hospice)
Eric Johnson (Guardian Bank) 



​Malynda Dorsey
, a Communications Specialist for Valdosta State University, has been announced as one of the 2014 MetroOne 4 Under 40 Award winners. The VSU graduate is co-owner of Organized Arts and co-founder of Uplifting Sisters. Dorsey also participated in the yearlong Celebration of Inclusion at VSU, serving as a member of the celebration committee.

Micha Hogan, Wild Adventures Theme Park’s Marketing Manager, has been announced as one of the 2014 MetroOne 4 Under 40 Award winners. Hogan established the park’s commitment to the community through its participation in over 100 community events within two years as well as played a significant role in building the electronic media and marketing communications platform which has become the model for all Herschend Family Entertainment properties. 

Jamie Baltrus, the Community Relations Representative for United Hospice, a division of PruittHealth, has been announced as one of the 2014 MetroOne 4 Under 40 Award winners. Serving as Director of Planning & Fundraising for Winnersville Camp Cocoon sparked her interest in identifying and solving issues which impact the community’s children. A graduate of Valdosta State University, Baltrus is also involved with various organizations within the community, including the 2014 class of Leadership Lowndes, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and more.

Eric Johnson, Principal for North Avenue Investments, has been announced as one of the 2014 MetroOne 4 Under 40 Award winners. In 2013, Johnson facilitated the inaugural Teacher Appreciation Dinner to celebrate and honor Teachers of the Year for both the Lowndes County and Valdosta City School Systems. In addition, he was chosen as Georgia’s 2013 Financial Services Champion, an annual award given to an individual who demonstrates exemplary achievement in support of small business owners. 

2014 Metro Valdosta 4 Under 40 Finalists

Photos from the 2014 4 Under 40 Reception