Graduate is listed in Georgia Trend’s Top 40
Pepperell graduate is listed in Georgia Trend’s Top 40 under 40
Posted on 10/07/2011

Pepperell High School graduate Brooks Mathis is listed as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in this month’s edition. Georgia Trend has recognized Mathis and the other 39 honorees as Georgia’s best and brightest in their 15th annual selection of high achievers from business, government, education, the arts and nonprofits. Honorees are nominated by readers of the magazine. According to the article in Georgia Trend, the magazine’s editorial staff selected the 40 individuals because they are making their mark on their professions, their communities or the entire state. 

Mathis also has the distinction of being the only one of the selected 40 under the age of 30. The 28 year-old former Public Information Director at the Rome Chamber of Commerce is currently Vice President of Economic Development for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. Mathis credits a team approach with his success. “We are having huge successes because of our new team approach.” Mathis said. “Cobb had not used a holistic economic development approach and the new leadership at our Chamber of Commerce has taken on the task of implementing that – it has proven to be successful – since January 1 we have closed 25 deals and created over 2,300 new jobs into our community with a combined investment of $225 Million.”

Mathis was a 2001 graduate of Pepperell High School. He was class president and the first president of the school’s Key Club. After high school, Mathis attended Shorter University where he was a member of the CHI PHI fraternity and graduated with a BA in Communications. Brooks Mathis is a Floyd County Schools graduate proving that a quality education leads to a quality life.