(This is one of 20 profiles on the recipients selected by an anonymous committee out of an extensive list of nominees for the 2023 Rising Lincoln Leader Award. The Lincoln Parish Journal thanks Mayor Ronny Walker and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce for their support of this award. Photo by Kevin Hawkins at HawkinsPhoto.com).
Name: Adam O. Ewing
Employer: Louisiana Insurance Services
How long have you lived in Lincoln Parish: All my life
Civic-volunteer organizations: FCA of Northeast LA board of directors
Professional Highlights: Being selected the Safeco young agent of the year; selected as the 2021 Louisiana Tech Young Alumnus of the Year; served on Board for the Louisiana Tech College of Business and Administration; Platinum agent with Progressive; Safeco Premier Partner Agency; H.K. Dent Award winner
Dr. Lamar Johnston on Adam Ewing: “I have known Adam his whole life. He was four years older than my son and he became his mentor on our high school golf team. I have had the opportunity to do business with Adam, and he has exhibited the utmost integrity. I have watched as he has grown into an outstanding husband, devoted father and spiritual leader in our community. It is obvious to me that his leadership skills come to him through a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. I look forward to see what God has planned for Adam as he continues his Journey influencing others.”
Q&A with Adam Ewing:
What makes Lincoln Parish special?
The people. As I have gotten older and had opportunities to visit communities all over the country, it has been revealed to me just how special this place is. We have some incredible success stories from our town and yet most still carry a disposition of humility. That’s rare in today’s world.
How do you see your role in improving Lincoln Parish?
I think supporting local businesses and schools is a great place for everyone to start. Also, involvement/donations to youth programs such as Boys and Girls Club, United Way, etc. so that we can create more opportunities for everyone. Those dollars raised directly impact families in our community. I hope to be a voice of positivity and encouragement for our community leaders and economic developers.
Who has played a pivotal role in your professional development and why?
I would have to say my dad. From a young age he taught me to take pride in my work and the joy you get from a job well done. I wasn’t exactly fond of it as a kid, but the lessons I learned have served me well as an adult. He showed me what it looks like to be a selfless leader and to put the needs of others above your own. Ultimately, he showed me the Freedom we have in Christ knowing this is not our final destination, there is more to life than just work, and the importance of TIME spent with loved ones.