Kern, Knight, Webb, and Weyer were announced as the winners of the 2022 Bedford Young Professionals

BEDFORD – Bedford Young Professionals is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Under 40 Young Professionals 4 Under 40 Awards! 

The following are deserving young professionals, ages 21-40, who live or work in Lawrence County and make our community a better place to live.

The winners were announced on Tuesday, during a luncheon at the Milwaukee Depot. The recipients will be honored at the 106th Annual Dinner on Friday, August 12th at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. To purchase a ticket visit Chamber Connection or click here.

Kayla Kern

Kayla is a Realtor at Lawco Living and also Public Relations Marketing Manager, at Crafted Communications.

Kayla earned a degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and returned home to continue her career in marketing, communications, and real estate. She currently serves on the board of directors for United Way of South-Central Indiana, is the Secretary of the Lawrence County Young Republicans, and is a member of various clubs and civic organizations in our community.

Since obtaining her real estate license in 2021, Kayla has sold nearly $4 million in volume, with a focus on assisting first-time home buyers through their journey.

In her other career, Kayla is a marketing and communications consultant, providing public relations and communications services to several local companies here in our Southern Indiana community. While at the LCEGC, Kayla helped launch a High School Equivalency campaign and grew attainment by over 300%. She also supported BNL’s Early College program to increase the number of high school students earning college credits in the program.

Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband Derek, their 1-year-old son, Barrett, and their Golden Retriever, Grizzly. She and her family attend Mt. Pleasant Christian Church where you can find her singing on the worship team on Sundays.  

Kayla has future plans of serving our community in public office, joining the BYP board and planning community events, and participating in fundraisers to continue to make Bedford a wonderful place to grow up and raise a family.

Tyson Knight

Tyson Knight

Tyson is an Independent Insurance agent with Springer – Springer Insurance. Tyson serves on the Bedford Chamber of Commerce board as the Vice Chair and previously served as a Chamber ambassador prior to being elected to the board. He is also an avid member of our Bedford Young Professionals group attending many meetings while networking with fellow business peers. As a golf aficionado, Tyson also enjoys volunteering for the Otis Park Men’s Club. 

With a passion for music and teaching, Tyson offers private guitar, drum, and piano lessons while also working as an Adjunct Lecturer in Music Industry at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.

Tyson serves as the Worship Pastor for Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell. A mission near and dear to his heart, Tyson has spent countless hours in Guatemala in partnership with the community development nonprofit organization, Connecting Hands Across the Americas, and served as a Board Member for several years.

Tyson wears many hats as a businessman, leader, teacher, volunteer, musician, and husband, serving not only Lawrence County but southern Indiana and beyond.

Nick Webb

Nick Webb

Nick has worked on the BYP steering committee since its inception back in August of 2017, along with being on the executive Chamber Board for 3 years.

Others have seen Nick’s commitment to the community and those who live and work here. Generally, the Steering Committee Members are not eligible to win a 4 Under 40 Award but with Nick aging out of the steering committee this year, officials felt he was a noble recipient and could not pass up this opportunity to recognize him for all he’s already done and will continue to do in the community.

Nick is the Vice President of Commercial Member Services at Hoosier Hills Credit Union where he has worked since 2016. Since starting at Hoosier Hills, the commercial deposit portfolio Nick manages has more than doubled. Not only is Nick responsible for continuing to grow deposits but also maintaining a portfolio of around 2700 members, while also monitoring all 8 branches’ progress and service of commercial members, providing training and coaching when needed.

Nick serves on the Board of the Bedford Public Library, is an Executive member of the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, Treasurer of Orbit Futbol Club, and former Chamber Board President. He also coaches two youth soccer teams and youth basketball at Dive Christian Church.

At Hoosier Hills Credit Union, Nick plans to Continue to develop staff, services, and products that allow HHCU membership to grow. The larger the credit union becomes, the more employees they will hire and insure, the more money they can donate to community organizations, and the more scholarships they can sponsor in the communities they serve.

Brandi Weyer

Brandi Weyer

Brandi Weyer is the Director of Media Marketing at WQRK, WBIW, and WPHZ, where she has worked for over 8 years.  In her role, Brandi has created strong community relationships with numerous business leaders in several counties to help her successfully achieve her sales goals every month of her 8-year tenure. Her achievements have set history-making and record-breaking individual sales results and has successfully helped the company to achieve its profit-making goals.

Although Brandi has already achieved the accomplishment of a USI Master’s Degree in Journalism, Brandi continues to build her own self-development by reading and listening to numerous self-development books. She has recently completed an accredited digital marketing educational program with honors.

Brandi has served on the Lawrence County Relay for Life Board and helped plan the last Lawrence County Relay that reached record-breaking numbers for the cause. She currently serves on the PR and Marketing Committee for the Lawrence County Community Foundation and the Bloomington Trashion-Refashion Committee.

Brandi became a Big Sister with The Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana a few years ago. Brandi loves and mentors a young lady she was paired with through the program. Over these recent years, Brandi continues to talk daily with her and meet with her weekly. Brandi has become a role model and a mother-like figure to this young lady whose family cannot provide her the positive support she needs.

Brandi is an amazing person that truly exemplifies what an inspirational leader is.