Indy's Best And Brightest Honored

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The Indiana Power and Light Co. recognized Junior Achievement with a light display on the outside of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The Indiana Power and Light Co. recognized Junior Achievement with a light display on the outside of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters.
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Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has recognized 10 professionals under the age of 40 with Indy's Best and Brightest awards. Winners, which were selected from 100 finalists, are considered "the next generation of leaders in our community."

The nonprofit focuses on K-12 programs involving career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy skills.

This year's Best and Brightest award winners are:

Technology

  • Sticksnleaves Co-Founder and CEO Yaw Aning

Real Estate, Development & Construction

  • KSM Location Advisors President Katie Culp

Media, Entertainment & Sports

  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment Director of Ticket Technology & Logistics Dayna Pawelak

Manufacturing, Retail & Services

  • DEFENDERS Inc. Director of Legal Affairs Abby Langebartels

Law

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Partner Dan Lechleiter

Health & Life Sciences

  • Wexford of Indiana Regional Director of Mental Health Aashia M. Bade

Government

  • EmployIndy Chief Operations Officer Marie Mackintosh

Education & Nonprofit

  • The Educators College at Marian University Indianapolis Senior Vice President and Dean Kenith C. Britt

Banking & Financial Services

  • J.P. Morgan Private Bank Vice President, Investment Specialist Jason Spilbeler

Accounting

  • BKD CPAs & Advisors Partner Jason Myers
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      You can't go it alone in tech. All technology companies, regardless of their segment, live in an ecosystem comprised of organisms of varying complexity. More mature companies in established categories can function at the top of the food chain, consuming smaller companies through acquisition, but startups are seldom if ever in a position to gain dominance through acquisition. It’s vital for the success of a startup to be able to play well with others...

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