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Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. has announced its annual "Best and Brightest" list. The organization says it will honor the young professionals in 10 industry categories at a ceremony next month in Indianapolis. The 2013 Indy's Best and Brightest finalists are:
Kurt Beier - Blue & Co., LLC
Chris Belleville - Deloitte
Adlai Chester, CPA - Mainstreet Property Group
Jason Patch, CPA - Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP
Jay Preston - Ernst & Young LLP
Aaron Reddington - Angie's List
Tricia A. San Nicolas - Buckingham Companies
Jeff Sealey - Novia Care Clinics
Gregory A. Wasiak - Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Rick Wittgren, CPA - BKD, LLP
Banking & Financial Services
Tisha Batthauer - CNO Financial Group
Bryan K. Brenner - FirstPerson
Brandi Craig - Fifth Third Bank
Dax Denton - Indiana Bankers Association
Charles Gearhart - Salin Bank
Latonya L. Gaither - Teachers Credit Union
Joseph Nierman, MBA - WestPoint Financial Group
David Norris - Hylant
Mandy M. Parris - Chase
Matt Sutika - State Farm Insurance
Education & Nonprofit
Erica Buchanan - MSD Lawrence Township
Molly Wilkinson Chavers - IndyHub
Amy Dunham - NCAA
Jill Gordon - Indiana Grantmakers Alliance
Marlin Jackson - The Fight for Life Foundation Inc.
Jeffrey A. Jourdan, MA - Ivy Tech Community College
Tiffany Kyser - EdPower/ Tindley Accelerated Schools
Matt MacGregor - Timmy Global Health
Alison Martin-Books - Mentoring Women's Network
Eric Schlegel - Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc.
Alicia L. Antonetti-Tricker - Crowe Horwath LLP
Tony Elliot - Town of Fishers
Scott A. Fadness - Town of Fishers
Oscar A. Gutierrez - City of Lawrence
Jamison Hutchens - City of Indianapolis, Office of Sustainability
Elia James - City of Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security
Lindsay Jancek - Indiana Senate
Kyle Walker - Marion County Republican Party
Valerie Washington - Indianapolis Department of Public Safety
Steve Wolff - City of Indianapolis
Health & Life Sciences
Gebra Cuy?n Carter - Eli Lilly and Company
Sarah Dansker Cotterill - American Health Network
Anthony L. Javorka - Community Physician Network
Alyssa Lobo - Hologic, Inc.
Kathy Mayberry - AgReliant Genetics, LLC
Mark Mayer - Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Matthew Priddy - Priority Physicians
Dr. Gregory D. Smith - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Conservation Science Laboratory
Jeff Wells, MD - OurHealth
Dr. Kristal Williams - Butler University
Tavonna Harris Askew - Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Tracy N. Betz - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Aaron Dixon - Ice Miller LLP
Stephanie T. Eckerle - Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Joshua Fleming - Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Mario Garcia - Brattain, Minnix & Garcia
Michele L. Jackson - Harden Jackson Law, LLC
Sarah Jenkins - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Rafael Sanchez - Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLC
TaKeena M. Thompson - Cohen & Malad, LLP
Manufacturing, Retail & Services
Phil Daniels - Tactic
Nathan Frampton - Fanimation, Inc.
Stephanie Layton - Pearson Education
Pat McDonald - DEFENDER Direct
Seth Morales - Morales Group Inc.
Terina Perry - Lucas Oil Products
Anthony Piazza - BCforward
Trena Roudebush - Cantaloupe.tv
Christopher P. Ruley - DEFENDER Direct
Eric Tryon - Allison Transmission, Inc.
Media, Entertainment & Sports
Gabe Amick - Indiana Sports Corp
Tiffany Benedict Berkson - HistoricIndianapolis.com
Roxanna Caldwell - WFYI Public Media
Sabrina Cook - BLASTmedia
Nichole Freije - Emmis Communications/Incite
Marcus Hall - ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company
Jenn Hoffman - Pivot Marketing
Nick Inzerello - USA Football
Michael Lake - Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Terri Steeb Gronau - NCAA
Real Estate Development & Construction
Robert S. Bray, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C - American Structurepoint, Inc.
Keith Cole - Mitsch Design
Jenell Fairman, P.E., LEED AP BD+C - CORE Planning Strategies, LLC
Mike Goins - TMG Construction Management, Inc.
J.D. Graves - CBRE.
Becca Manolov - Buckingham Companies
Corrie Meyer, AICP, RLA, LEED AP - Schmidt Associates
Antone Najem - EDU Property Group
Brooke Augustine Sipe - Alliance Commercial Group
Michael W.M. Weishaar, SIOR - Cassidy Turley
Jason Becker - RICS Software and DyKnow
Tuong-Vi Donoho - Eli Lilly and Company
Traci L. Dossett - Software Engineering Professionals
Tom Fisher - Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
Crystal Grave - Snappening.com
Ben Klopfer - eImagine Technology Group
Jenn Lisak - DK New Media
Dan Randolph - Dow AgroSciences
R.J. Talyor - ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company
Jason L. Zielke - Precise Path Robotics, Inc.
September 24, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. announces its finalists for the 10th annual Indy's Best and Brightest event presented by KPMG LLP. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in 10 different industries. The Chair of the 2013 event will be Dr. Kathleen Lee, Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana.
An awards program and reception will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center to recognize these outstanding young professionals. All 100 finalists will receive an award and the winners in each category will be announced. Approximately 500 people are expected to attend.
"KPMG is proud to serve as a presenting sponsor for this noteworthy event for the 10th consecutive year. We understand the importance of honoring these young professionals, who also serve as outstanding role models and mentors for the youth of our community," said Mark Shaffer, Partner of KPMG LLP.
"Junior Achievement is instrumental in preparing youth to excel as leaders and entrepreneurs, a cause that I'm very passionate about," says Dr. Lee. "It's very rewarding to see our shared goal come to fruition, and I look forward to honoring the young professionals through this exciting and important awards program."
The Best and Brightest event was created by Junior Achievement to recognize up and coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our community. Finalists in each category are judged on professional accomplishments, civic contributions, character and leadership qualities. The finalists to be honored at the event are listed below, as well as on our website, www.indysbestandbrightest.org.
The categories honored include the following: Accounting; Banking & Financial Services; Education & Nonprofit; Government; Health & Life Sciences; Law; Media, Entertainment & Sports; Real Estate Development & Construction; Manufacturing, Retail & Services; and Technology.
Sponsorship opportunites are currently available; please contact Tabitha Uhlenhake at Tabitha@jaindy.org or 252-5900 ext. 107. Proceeds from Indy's Best and Brightest benefit Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc.
About Junior Achievement (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org or www.jaindy.org for more information.
Source: Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc.