Jimmy D Warren II works for the Pulaski Country Government, specifically the department of Youth Services. Like most outgoing young professionals, Jimmy wears multiple hats within the the workplace including communications and special event coordinator. From master degrees to public service, odds are he's done it all.
Jimmy grew up in Crossett, AR where his mother was an educator and his father was a DJ. You'll often hear him state that he's the "product of what happens when you combine books with a dope playlist." Wanting to continue his education, he chose to move up to central Arkansas to study at Arkansas Tech in Russellville. Starting out with his communication degree, he quickly progressed to getting his Masters of Higher Ed Admin. He is now proudly involved in the Arkansas Tech Young Alumni group where he helps advocate on behalf of his alma mater.
Before getting involved in direct government work, Jimmy worked at the Conway Chamber of Commerce where he got his first taste of economic development. Jimmy was also the first Africa American male to be hired there and it call came forward last October when he was awarded the Conway Chamber Young Minority Professional of the Year.
Like most young professionals, Jimmy is also involved in many nonprofits and charity groups. About 4 years ago he got involved with voter registration drives which lead him to get involved with the NAACP in Faulker county. When asked what he enjoyed most about this group, he simply stated "their commitment for the betterment of people is absolutely outstanding." He is also involved in Junior Auxiliary and Rotary's Young Professionals of Conway.
Our final question for Jimmy was a simple "where do you see yourself in 5 years?" "I hope to further the work I'm currently doing in the community. At that time, I'll have a daughter graduating high school, so hopefully either she'll be receiving a full scholarship somewhere or i'll be in a position to provide her an opportunity to choose her own career path without the worry of debt."
You can find Jimmy somewhere around his home in Conway, where he says it's a thriving area that not only gives you the space to create, but also provides the tools to make it possible.