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Rollins honored with national award

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shelbyville native Kelly Rollins, right, recieves the National Medallion of Honor from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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Shelbyville native Kelly G. Rollins has been awarded the National Medallion of Honor by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for his outstanding support and unusually devoted service in helping youth achieve a fuller and richer life through positive guidance and influence. This award is one of the organizations most coveted honors.

"Kelly has been a pillar of our organization and true champion of youth," said Todd Bale, Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. "His continued dedication, leadership and support of the mission have been invaluable since he joined our board in 2006. This organization would not be where we are at today without his contribution, leadership and personal initiative. He has chaired every event for us, chaired multiple committees, served a two-year term as Chief Volunteer Officer and President and currently serves as the Vice President of Resource Development.

"Kelly also serves as Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee Area Council. His relentless leadership helped spearhead our expansion in Smyrna, Bedford County and Homer Pittard Campus School. He is certainly deserving of this coveted and prestigious national honor from Boys & Girls Clubs of America."

In 2009, the Honorable Don Ash was awarded the National Medallion of Honor.

"Kelly exemplifies what a board member volunteer should be," said Judge Don Ash. "His work, no matter what the task, has had a positive impact on hundreds of children's lives. I know of no one more deserving of this prestigious national award than he."

Kelly has been awarded multiple awards as a devoted volunteer. He has received the 2007 Man & Youth Service Award, 2010 Service to Youth Award, 2011 United Parcel Service President Barack Obama's National Volunteer Service Award, 2011 Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee "State Board Member of the Year," and most recently received the 2012 Eagle Award for Board Member of the Year.

"I cannot think of a more deserving person to receive such a distinguished award than Kelly," says, UPS Director of Sales, Steve Moulton. "We at UPS encourage our employees to get involved by participating and giving back to the

communities in which they represent. It's a part of our culture we are very proud of and its people like Kelly that make UPS successful. His leadership and devotion to helping kids has touched many over the years and I know it has made a difference in their lives. I am proud to have Kelly as a partner in our company and he has raised the bar as to what giving back truly means."

"I am very fortunate to work for a company that encourages its employees to be engaged in our communities." said Rollins. "At UPS, Community Involvement is one of our key pillars of success, placing emphasis on the importance of being engaged and giving back to those in our communities who need us most." "I am very humbled and honored to receive such an award and feel extremely blessed to represent the two brands of Boys & Girls Clubs and UPS."

Kelly earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He recently has been elected to the University's Foundation Board of Trustees and is currently serving a second-term on the National Alumni Association's Board of Directors.

He has been employed with United Parcel Service for 28 years and currently holds the position of Senior Account Manager in Sales.

Kelly, a native of Shelbyville and graduate of Shelbyville Central High School is married to the former Cindy Sullivan, also of Shelbyville. They have two children, Kelli Lee, 22 and G Broc, 17. They reside in Murfreesboro and attend World Outreach Church.

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