Atlanta, GA – February 4, 2015 – Steve Miller, Director of Information Technology for leading executive recruiting firm Lucas Group, was recently awarded Mentor of the Year from Year Up. Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, corporate internships and support.
“Community involvement and giving back are highly encouraged among Lucas Group Associates,” said Bob Prather, Chief Financial Officer for Lucas Group. “Steve is committed to helping young professionals in the Atlanta area succeed, and this award is well deserved.”
Students in Year Up spend six months with a mentor and six months as an intern. Miller became involved in Year Up in 2014 and was matched with a young professional whom he met with several times per month to help him grow and develop professionally. During the Year Up course, Miller took his mentee to the Lucas Group office where he met with several people on the Lucas Group team in order to gain professional insight and advice.
More than 70 students graduated from the most recent Year Up class. Miller’s mentee nominated him for the Mentor of the Year award which he received at the Year Up graduation ceremony January 23, 2015 at the Fox Theatre.
“Steve’s dedication to developing talent is an example to all of us to invest in today’s young professionals who will be leading our businesses tomorrow,” said Prather.
Miller joined Lucas Group in 2014 as Director of Information Technology in the Atlanta headquarters office. With seven practice groups and offices across the United States, Lucas Group offers national reach combined with expert, localized search. Lucas Group’s more than 300 executive recruiters specialize in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Military Transition.
About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at www.lucasgroup.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.