Samantha Merritt was named one of Lake-Sumter Style Magazine’s Top 40 under 40. The annual selection of the top 40 professionals under 40 years old that are shaping business and influencing culture in Lake and Sumter counties included leaders in the business, government, and non-profit sectors.

“It was an incredible honor to be nominated and then selected to join such an inspiring group of leaders,” Merritt said.

Achieving multi-million dollar producer status in her first year of real estate was named as one of her proudest achievements and treating every client like family was part of her business philosophy.

A Top 40 under 40 veteran, Merritt was also included in the Daily Commercial’s roundup of 40 business professionals under 40 years old in 2012.