Lebanon's Hurdle recognized with two Nashville awards

Amber Hurdle

Amber Hurdle of Lebanon has been named the Nashville Emerging Leaders Award winner in the business services category.

"I'm beside myself, so happy and proud to be among such a stellar group of finalists in my category who have done and are doing great things in Middle Tennessee," Hurdle said in a news release.

The Lebanon High School graduate is a speaker, author and certified talent optimization consultant.,

The Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville presented the 13th annual NELA on Aug. 1 to recognize young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 for their accomplishments. NELA recognizes five finalists in 14 industries, and committees choose winners in each category.

There were more than 900 applicants, according to Ralph Schulz, Nashville Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

Hurdle was also named a 40 Under 40 award winner by Nashville Business Journal earlier this year.

"I'm not sure what made this particular year so special, but I am deeply honored to be recognized twice over by my own business community simply for doing what I love professionally and for our community," Hurdle said. "I think the greater Nashville area is special because of its service-focused culture, and I am beyond grateful to represent what I believe is the best region in our fine country."

Amber Hurdle Consulting clients include brands such as FedEx Ground, Marriott Hotels, and Mars Inc., as well as associations and small businesses. Hurdle serves on the board of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and the board of the Kentucky-Tennessee-Indiana chapter of the National Speakers Association. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned her public relations and advertising degree. For more information, go to amberhurdle.com.

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