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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — On Nov. 13, 2020, Young Harris College’s Board of Trustees elected Jason Norton, ’02, as a trustee.

Norton is a financial advisor, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and the founder and CEO of Norton Financial. His company’s mission is to build strategies designed to help clients protect their assets for retirement and successfully transfer wealth to loved ones or charities. Norton has created a step-by-step wealth building and preservation process while acting as an independent advocate and guide for his clients.

Norton grew up in Young Harris, Georgia, and attended Hayesville High School in Hayesville, North Carolina. He started his college career at Young Harris College and earned an Associate of Science in International Business in 2002. He was a beneficiary of YHC’s Local Scholarship fund during his time on campus. He continued his college career at the University of West Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Norton, his wife Megan Lamb Norton, also a 2002 YHC graduate, and their three children reside in Carroll County, Georgia. He serves as a director of the Carroll County Sertoma Club among other ventures, like his involvement with the Board of Associates of KidsPeace in Bowdon, Georgia. The Norton family enjoys the outdoors, including fishing, hiking and traveling.

“We’re elated to have a Young Harris College alum join our Board of Trustees,” shares Dr. Drew L. Van Horn, president of YHC. “Jason’s financial planning expertise will be invaluable, as will his deep connection to the Enchanted Valley.”

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit