Three local leaders named to Georgia Trend's "40 under 40" list

Three local leaders were named to Georgia Trend magazine’s annual “40 under 40” list.

Dr. Joseph Surber of Southeast Regional Research Group, Tammy Segura of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, and Mark Ellis of S.M. Ellis Company were chosen for this year’s list.

Each year, the magazine asks its readers to help choose individuals who will lead Georgia’s business, cultural, academic and governmental institutions in years to come. About 165 candidates were nominated by almost 350 readers.

Surber, 36, is chief medical officer of SERRG Inc., a medical research management firm with four clinics in Columbus, Savannah, Rincon and Hinesville. The Columbus-based physician established the company with colleague Jeff Kingsley to allow fellow doctors the chance to do research and practice medicine. SERGG also provides clinical trials.

Segura, 39, is a business consultant at the SBDC, located within the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development in Columbus. She advises new and established small business owners on strategic planning, marketing, networking and more. Segura ran her own business in California for eight years before coming to Columbus.

Ellis, 36, is vice president of S.M. Ellis Company, a Columbus-based electrical engineering firm for commercial buildings. He works alongside his father at the family business, which employs about 30 people.

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