Jones Power Congratulates Austin Smith and Sarah Lambeth With Awards



Aerial View of the Goliad County Project

HATTIESBURG, MS. February 26, 2024 – At our 2024 Jones Power kickoff, we were so proud to honor Austin Smith (Dir, Solar Pre-Construction) and Sarah Olander Lambeth (Asst Controller) as the inaugural winners of The 2023 Jones Excellence Award and The 2023 Jones Culture Award.

The Jones Excellence Award honors a team member who exemplifies everything we want in a teammate. This is a person who consistently demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude to the situation. It is a person who spends their energy identifying solutions rather than lamenting about problems. It is a person who sees the best in their coworkers and finds a way to make work fun. It is the person who makes their team better, and someone everyone wants on their team. Lastly, it is someone who consistently delivers high quality results.

The Jones Culture Award honors a team member who does the most to make Jones a better place to work. This is a person who brings their best every day, who helps their coworkers with a smile on their face, who sees the positive in all people and the opportunity in all situations. It is the person others want on the team because the team will be more fun with them on it. It is a person you consistently ask for their advice or opinion because you know they care enough to give you a thoughtful response.

Congratulations Austin and Sarah. We are so thankful you are each #OneOfJones!


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Jones Capital (Jones) is a family-owned private equity capital provider focused primarily on investing in middle- market companies in the transportation and logistics, industrial, and business services markets. Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Miss. with offices in Houston, Texas, Jones Capital traces its heritage over seven decades to the incorporation of Jones Lumber Company in 1949. Today, Jones’ portfolio includes investments in transportation and logistics, recycling, energy infrastructure, technology, real estate and timber industries. Jones Capital is actively seeking new investment opportunities.