Clayton State University student Emily Poole (Fayetteville) recently received the Fayette Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year Award at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Poole works at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville in fleet sales, where she is primarily responsible for sales to commercial and municipal clients. She also occasionally conducts individual retail sales.
“I handle our company's interactions with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, and I am involved with two professional organizations in the community; Southside Professionals BNI (BNI=Business Networking International) and YP Fayette (YP=Young Professionals),” Poole says. “I am in leadership roles in both of these organizations.”
Poole graduated in 2004 from McIntosh High School in Peachtree City.
“I’ve been with Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville since 2005, and I previously worked at another car dealership before I worked for Mr. Vigil. I went back to school at Clayton State University in 2008,” she says.
Poole recently started working with her mentor, Greg Detwiler, on establishing some goals, both short- and long- term, for her career. Detwiler works for Southern Company as a smart grid investment grant project manager.
“Mr. Detwiler has really helped me define what my goals are, and how to go about achieving them,” Poole says. “In addition, I'm regularly tapping into the wealth of knowledge he has regarding leadership. At Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, as in my positions with other organizations, my vision is to powerfully and positively impact the organizations and the community. Mr. Detwiler is helping me develop my abilities to effectively carry out this mission and to assist others in every way possible.”
Outside of school and work, Poole enjoys going to the gym and reading.
“The one thing I don't compromise is my gym time and my fitness/health interests,” Poole says. “As cheesy as that sounds, that's how I keep going. I have to take care of myself! Plus, working out makes me feel better. I can feel pretty bad, or tired, or exhausted, and feel so much better when I leave the gym.”
Poole is currently pursuing a B.S. in Integrative Studies, with a concentration in Psychology. After she graduates she would like to attend law school in an evening program, so she can still work at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville during the day.