Gainesville Jaycees name Jimbo Floyd Man of the Year – Third member of firm to receive award.

James “Jimbo” Floyd was honored for his involvement in the community Thursday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville by the Gainesville Jaycees in the 69th year of presenting the award.

The banquet honors a young man and woman under the age of 40 who have given back to the community through volunteering and civic service.

Presenting the award for the year’s official pick for the title was past recipient Jim Coyle.

Floyd, a partner and vice president at Turner Wood & Smith Insurance, is the 2014 recipient.

Coyle shared tales of Floyd’s childhood and college days including a few shenanigans and the past 10 years in Gainesville marked by community involvement and service.

Coyle said Floyd’s wife, Jenny, joked that the golf and tennis player perhaps had ulterior motives in his work.

“‘He ends up running a lot of charity golf tournaments; he just wants to play golf,’” Coyle quoted her as saying, drawing laughter.

Floyd has served on the boards of the Hall County Chamber of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County and in volunteer capacities for the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids and WE CARE.

Floyd, a Bainbridge native, has two sons. He said it was an honor to be associated with the past award recipients.

“I’m very humbled to be given this award,” he said.