Timmons Group’s Mike Solomon Wins Prestigious Award
August 16, 2017
What do Billy Graham, Richard Petty, Michael Jordan and Mike Solomon have in common? They all are recipients of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, which is one of the highest honors and most prestigious community service awards given to a citizen of North Carolina by the Governor. Below is the website description:
Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.
Mike received the award at the Wyndham Championship’s Annual Founders Club reception this August. Former State Sen. Don Vaughan made the presentation of the State's highest honor on behalf of Gov. Roy Cooper.
Mike Solomon has been a community volunteer for the City of Greensboro, NC for four decades. He was one of the founding volunteers of the city’s Mobile Meals programs, active in Boy Scouts, the YMCA Board of Directors, and coached youth baseball for 14 years.
Mike’s professional achievements include his leadership in lifting Greensboro's PGA tournament back among the tour's elite in the late 1980s. He also is a former chair of the Coliseum Commission and was one of the founders of the ACC Tournament Host Committee. Mike also led the campaign to bring Major League Baseball to the Triad.
“I have worked with Mike at Timmons Group for over 7 years and can honestly say that he is one of the most caring, dedicated and hardest working professionals I’ve ever met,” said Joe Hines, Director of Economic Development at Timmons Group. “This was especially exemplified when we worked together on the NC Mega-site. I witnessed Mike’s passion for the State of North Carolina and love for his community through working on this project together. This award is well deserved. Congrats Mike from all of us at Timmons Group!”
From the Timmons Group family, we’d like to wish a special congratulation to Mike Solomon on this achievement! We believe this is well deserved and reflects the pride you have for your City of Greensboro, NC.