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10 - Statesboro Herald – 20 Under 40 – April 27, 2017

Tyrone McBride, Jr. Age: 30 Title: Patrol Lieutenant, Georgia Southern University Police Professional

McBride began his tenure at Georgia Southern in 2007. He is the youngest administrative profes-

sional in the department and he has utilized his position to build relationships with students at the university by serving as an advisor for several organizations, participating in student events and by being active in the community with the specific focus of community oriented policing. He also participates in community projects such as GREAT, DARE and Bulloch’s Night Out Against Crime in collaboration with Statesboro Police Department and Bulloch County Sherriff’s Office. Tyrone and his wife Jessica have one son, Jordan, (10).


“My overarching goal is simply to live life in a way that allows me to

serve God. One way I aim to reach this goal is through service to others. I want to have a positive impact on the young men in our community, helping them to become productive members of society. I currently facilitate a young men’s mentorship program, YOUNG. EDUCATED.SUCCESSFUL (YES), at my church United Fellowship Worship Center.”

Kristie McGraw Age: 38 Title: Store Manager, Talbots at Woodland Square Professional

It was Kristie’s love of people that inspired her to study Hospitality and Tourism Management at

Georgia Southern University in 1996. Her retail journey began at Bath and Body Works. As Rite Aid store manager where she campaigned for the Children’s Miracle Network as Committee Chair. Now at Talbots, she petitioned to make Talbots a local events store, to enable her to host charity events to benefit local charities and causes. Most recently, she and her team hosted a charity event for Statesboro High School National Honor Society. Kristie and her husband Bryan have three children Lane 14, Riley 6, and Tristan 4.


“My goal is to keep moving forward. I want to focus on growing our busi-

ness and expanding Talbots local events program to encompass a variety of local charities. Part of that vision is to continue to build upon the relationships that ensure we are all a part of something special. Having the opportunity to be a part of our community’s growth is inspiring. I am thankful that my children will be able to grow up here, with a passion for giving back.”

20 Under 40 2017  
20 Under 40 2017  

Young Professionals Climbing to the Top of their Careers