Kedrick Jones received the Young Professional of the Year award at the Business Expo, a program of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Jones is the IT/network specialist at Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas. He is also pursuing his master’s degree in information technology management, according to a news release.

“This award is designated for Jefferson County Young Professionals Network members who have attended at least 30 percent of activities and meetings within a year, demonstrate leadership, and a leadership role in the community,” according to the release.

“Jones has been involved and working hard volunteering for his city with hope that it would soon return to the city it used to be,” according to the release.

An active member of the Jefferson County Young Professionals Network since 2012, Jones is also the organization’s secretary and a 2018 Leadership Pine Bluff graduate.