Alumna Named Up-and-Coming Leader

Headshot L. Harris

A Reinhardt University alumnus has been recognized as an up-and-coming young professional in the county. The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently published its 2023 list of Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch in Enjoy Cherokee magazine.

Lindsay Harris, Intelligence Unit Manager at the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office is one of the ten honorees of residents under age 40, considered to be emerging leaders over the next decade. Nominee criteria include professional achievements, professional goals, and community activities.

Harris recently earned her Master's in Public Administration through Reinhardt University’s Executive Command and Leadership Program. Previously, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

For over five years, Harris has been employed by Cherokee County after serving as a criminal intelligence analyst at the Atlanta-Carolinas High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Desiring to bring her intelligence function to the local level, Harris has worked to build what is now known as the Multi-Agency Criminal Intelligence Unit, which serves all jurisdictions within Cherokee and Pickens Counties through digital forensics, investigative support, and crime analysis. She has received numerous awards and commendations for her work in the intelligence field. She is also a proud wife and mother of two children.

“It is an honor to be named as one of Cherokee County’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals,” said Harris. “Five years ago, I was hired by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. Through hard work, dedication, and a strong academic foundation, I now manage an entire unit of highly skilled professionals who continue to provide valuable intelligence and keep Cherokee County the great county that it is. I am grateful for all the support from Reinhardt University’s Executive Command and Leadership program, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, and my family.”