b'Tammy McCrary|ALBANY Endless Energy As President and CEO of ComNet Technical Solutions, Inc. (CTSI), located in Albany, Tammy McCrary leads by example. Having worked many years in the technology field, she launched CTSI with five employees. Today, the company employees more than 20, and provides technical support in 13 states and three countries. Recognized as a Small Business of the Year for both Albany and Lee County, McCrary strives to give back to her community. Currently she serves as chair of Strive2Thrive, a community-led initiative that provides resources to individuals who desire to get out of poverty.The premise of Strive2Thrive focuses on using every available resource to move Dougherty County families into self-sufficiency through coaching and correlative training that aligns with the labor needs of our region, says McCrary. As a member of the Habitat for Humanity board of directors, McCrary says she was able to do something great by placing families in a safe, affordable home.In different parts of the world, different factors can affect a familys sense of safety, says McCrary. For some, a Habitat home includes something they have never had before: a front door that locks and the sense of security that comes with it.She also serves on the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau board, and is past-chair the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.Recognized for her community efforts, in 2016, McCrary received the Jefferson Award for Public Service. The award is presented by media affiliates across the country to recognize outstanding community and public service.44 SG MAGAZINE| FALL 2019 BUSINESS + CULTURE45'