A North Forsyth High School alum has been named to a prestigious list from the University of Georgia.
Joshua Jones, who graduated from North in 2003, was named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 by the University of Georgia Alumni Association, which “celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40.”
“I am honored to have been selected into this prestigious group of UGA alumni,” said Jones in a news release. “This year’s class is filled with impressive alumni who are representing their alma mater in all that they do, and I am proud to be doing the same.”
Jones is President and CEO of Red Clay Communications Inc., and earned a dual degree in public relations and political science in 2009 and an MBA in 2016 from the university.
He also served as site lead for the White House Office of Presidential Advance under President George W. Bush, where he was responsible for publishing presidential visits and other duties.
Jones and others to make the list will be honored at a special luncheon in Buckhead in September.
Other honorees are: Maria Taylor, ESPN; Casey M. Bethel, Georgia Teacher of the Year; District 127 state Rep. Sam Watson; and Olympian Maritza McClendon, who was the first woman of color to represent Team USA on the Olympic swim team.
Nearly 400 alumni were nominated for the program.
“Announcing the 40 Under 40 honorees each year is exciting,” said Meredith Gurley Johnson, executive director of alumni relations. “It is more difficult every year to narrow the list down to 40, and that is a testament to the caliber of our alumni. This year’s class includes alumni in a variety of industries ranging from broadcasting to agriculture and some of our Bulldog 100 business owners. We are so proud.”