Lewis Webb named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, October 15, 2015

AMERICUS — Local businessman, Lewis Webb, has been named to Georgia Trend magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40 list.
Webb, 37, is president and owner of The DGR Group Inc. in Americus.
Webb’s segment in the October issue of Georgia Trend says:
“ … Webb manages stocks and other investment tools. It’s a far cry from the type of stock he grew up with — livestock, on his family farm in the area. But his knowledge of farming is vast and serves him well on the Americus-Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee.
“That’s not his only service to the chamber. He is credited with reorganizing the chamber and development authority under one executive director to facilitate collaboration between the two organizations and is believed to be the youngest person to serve as chairman of the chamber’s board. He is also the youngest-ever president of the Americus Kiwanis Club and a director of the One Sumter Foundation, dedicated to reviving the Sumter County economy.”
Webb is quoted as saying, “My philosophy is a derivative of my core values and Christian upbringing. My business is built on doing the right thing for my family, my clients, business associates, neighbors and community.”
This year marks the 19th annual list of individuals under age 40 who have achieved in the areas of business, politics, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education. The elite 40 were chosen from nominations around Georgia. Webb was nominated by his business partner, Steve Stanfield. The final 40 are determined by the editorial staff of Georgia Trend.
Among the 40 are Chad Carrodus, a 17-year-old senior at Walton High School in Marietta. He  volunteers in several service organizations including Atlanta Children’s charities, which he founded, He also works as a talent management consultant aviation sales coordinator. He told Georgia Trend his community service comes from “gratitude.”