Pierre Branding Group welcomes Senator Brian Strickland as our September 2019 Featured Mentor. Get to know Brian Strickland.
Brian Strickland is a native of McDonough, Georgia, and graduated from Henry County High School in 2002. In 2006 he graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.B.A. in Economics, receiving Dean’s List Honors and membership in the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. Brian was elected Chairman of the VSU College Republicans in 2005. After graduation from Valdosta State University, Brian attended Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2009.
At Florida Coastal he received the Dean’s Scholar Award, the Book Award for highest grade in a course, and the Class of 2009 Law Student Recognition Award. He also was elected by his peers to serve as the President of the Student Bar Association of Florida Coastal School of Law in 2008 and 2009.
Sen. Strickland practices law in McDonough with the law firm of Smith, Welch, Webb & White. As a direct descendant of one of the original founders of Henry County, Sen. Strickland’s roots run deep in the community.
He lives in McDonough, Georgia with his wife Lindsay P. Strickland, and his son Charles Willis.
Sen. Strickland has been acknowledged in Southern Journal Magazine’s (SJM) 14 under 40 issue in 2013 as well as SJM’s Men of Substance issue in 2015. Brian is actively involved in the community through his church, McDonough Presbyterian Church, and Eagles Landing High School where he previously volunteered as a Mock Trial Coach.
He is also a member of the Young Professionals of Henry County, the Henry County Bar Association and has previously served as the Secretary of the Board for Crosswalk Ministries USA. Brian has served as president of the Henry County Kiwanis Club, and currently, serves as a committee chairperson for Sponsored Programs.
Brian has committed himself to make Henry County and the state of Georgia a better place to live, work and raise a family. His family taught him at an early age that giving back to your community is one of the most important roles in life. Brian has taken that and made it a priority in his own life.
So glad we had the opportunity to kick things off in a wonderful venue with great food an exceptional leaders. We had a chance to inform those in attendance of the origin of the Twelve@12 and why mentorship is so important. We were also able to give upcoming mentors an idea of what to expect in their session by having them be part of this one where Senator Brian Strickland told us about his experience with mentorship and how after struggling to find a mentor when he was in college, he turned to God to direct his path. Later he found a mentor in a colleague who encouraged him to run for office. His word of advice was to not simply take it upon yourself to move into a position before you are ready, but rather position and dedicate yourself until it is almost undeniable to yourself and others that the next step is not only the most logical one but that it was meant to be.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning how they can be a part of the Twelve@12 either as a mentee or how to become a sponsor, partner in this effort, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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