Winder native Kenneth Lumpkin has been appointed to the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors.
The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established to represent the members of Jackson EMC and distribute money collected from members participating in Operation Round Up.
The 11-member volunteer board of directors meets monthly to review and select grant applications for worthwhile, charitable purposes “that will improve lives and respond to immediate needs,” according to a news release.
Since Operation Round Up’s beginning nearly 14 years ago, the Foundation has awarded nearly $15 million through 1,432 grants to organizations and 382 to individuals.
With 25 years of community banking experience, Lumpkin is executive vice president and chief lending officer for Newton Federal Bank. During his career, he has also held banking positions with The Peoples Bank, Regions Bank and NationsBank. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and the University of Maryland’s University College with an MBA. He is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia.
Lumpkin is a member and former board member of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia Leadership Division, president of the Brotherhood Club, Inc., and deacon and church administrator of White Oak Spring Missionary Baptist Church. He previously served on the Athens-Clarke County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; was a founding member of the Brad Akins YMCA of Winder, and former board chairman; was board chairman of the Barrow Community Hospital; was a founding member of the Barrow Glenwood Community and Historic Education Foundation; and former member of the Barrow County Schools Committee For Educational Excellence. He has received the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and Community Service Award.