Jeff Butler, a public relations account executive here at Morton Vardeman & Carlson, was named to the Leadership Hall County class of 2013.

The Leadership Hall program exposes “highly talented, motivated and potential leaders” of Hall County to the inter-related economic, government, socio-cultural and educational issues of the community. Participants develop a knowledge of the community through a series of one-day sessions on topics such as arts, education, health and social services, city and state governments, judicial, and economic development.

“We’re extremely proud to have Jeff represent Morton Vardeman & Carlson  in next year’s Leadership Hall class,” said president John Vardeman. “Jeff has been with our company for five years, and he’s been a huge asset to our team and to the community at large. He’s already involved in several non-profit organizations, and we can’t wait to see what he brings back from this experience.”

Leadership Hall County was started by the Greater Hall Chamber in 1983, and since then some 700 people have graduated from the program. Class members are nominated by former participants and selected by the Leadership Hall County Selection Committee.

Leadership Hall County graduates continue to be involved in many areas of volunteer and civic service in our community. Each year local non-profit agencies present service project ideas to the class – and as a whole they decide the project they will undertake. This past year the class assisted Gateway Domestic Violence Center with their annual Christmas party by securing food and cash donations and collected over 3,000 toys for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County for their Christmas toy drive.

Past Morton Vardeman & Carlson participants include John Vardeman amd Patrick Ceska, senior account executive.