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ABAC to honor Sinyard with business award

Jeff Sinyard

Jeff Sinyard

ALBANY, Ga. -- Jeff Sinyard of Albany will be presented with the 2013 Outstanding Business Leader Award on this weekend at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the annual ABAC Alumni Association awards ceremony.

Advance tickets for the 11 a.m. brunch awards ceremony Saturday are $25 each. No tickets will be available on the day of the event. The ceremony at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at ABAC recognizes ABAC alumni who impacted the college and their communities in significant ways.

The event is a part of the Celebrate ABAC Alumni Weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, interested persons can call the College Advancement office at (229) 391-4895 or visit the web site at www.abac.edu/celebrate.

The Outstanding Business Leader Award is presented in recognition of alumni who have distinguished themselves in the business world. The award is based on leadership in business, church, community and service to ABAC. This award was first presented in 1979. It became an annual award in 1986.

Sinyard attended ABAC from 1973-1975, where he received his associate's degree in business administration. He continued his education at Georgia Southwestern State University, earning his bachelor's degree in marketing.

He worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance from 1977-1988 and First State Bank and Trust from 1988-1994 before becoming the owner of Adams Exterminators in 1994. He is a member of the Georgia Pest Control Association, where he served as chairman in 2001-2002 and president in 2000-2001. He also received the organization's Pioneer Award.

Sinyard has been the chairman of the Dougherty County Commission since 1993. He served as a Dougherty County commissioner from 1985-1988. He also has served as chairman of the Dougherty Area Transportation System and the Payroll Development Authority; as a board member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce; a Darton College and Leadership Georgia trustee, and a member of the Georgia Military Affairs Committee and the Albany Rotary Club.

His charitable work includes the American Heart Association as chairman from 1992-1995, the Anchorage, and various youth sports teams.