Forty young professionals under the age of forty have been selected by a special committee of the Young Professional Initiative to be honored with the 40 Under 40 award at the eleventh annual Northwest Louisiana Young Professionals Gala presented by The Forum on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Shreveport Convention Center.
From the list of 40 Under 40 honorees, one will be named the 2017 Young Professional of the Year. This special announcement will be made at the Gala.
The 2017 40 Under 40 class includes: Sabrina Adsit, Film Prize Foundation; Allie Aiello, Bossier Parish District Attorney's Office; Desiree Alexander, Caddo Parish Public Schools; Gabriel Balderas, El Cabo Verde; Courtney Spradlin Bryan, BRF; Leigh Anne Chambers, Shreveport Symphony; Margo Clendenin, Christus Health; Konstantin Dolagn, LA New Product Development Team; Katherine Douthitt, Blanchard Walker O'Quinn & Roberts; William Fish, Jr. Lt Col USAF, Barksdale Air Force Base; Adam Foret, University Veterinary Hospital; Catherine Foret, DVM, University Veterinary Hospital; Jana Freeman, Bank of Montgomery; Julie Gilley, EAP/Biomed; Adria Goins, KSLA 12; Sean Green, BIZ Magazine; Jordan Harris, Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier; Wendy Horton, Langley, Parks, Horton and Maxwell, LLC; Taylor Jamison, Strategic Action Council; Neco Johnson, U.S. Air Force; Dr. Nashawna Joseph, Southern University & Shreveport/centre 4 M.O.R.E; Heidi Kemple Martin, Shreveport Bar Association; Elizabeth Killough, Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC; Rich Lamb, Weiner, Weiss & Madison; Crystal Lauve, Lauve Pediatrics; Nick Lebrun, Lebrun Outdoors; Valerie Montet, Caesars Entertainment/ Horseshoe/Harrah's; Shannon Nichols, Regions Bank; Terry Petzold, Magee Resource Group, LLC; Joshua K. Porter, Shreveport Regional Arts Council; Arien Ragster, Dress for Success Shreveport-Bossier; Marvin, D. Rainey, M. Ed, Caddo Schools - Midway Elementary School; Ronnie Remedies, Shreveport Limousine; Allison Rhymes, Southland Home Health; Leslie Smith, AFS Logistics; Britney Spivey, Simply Chic Boutique Bossier; Melissa Stewart, Now You’re Cooking; Lauren Vizza, KTAL-NBC6 / KSHV-V45; David Watters, Morris & Dickson Co., L.L.C; Mary Wood, Caddo Parish School Board.
“The 2017 40 Under 40 Class is as professionally diverse as I’ve ever seen! This year’s class is comprised of a wonderful array of Northwest Louisiana’s best and brightest young professionals who are making a difference in their professional industries as well as in their communities,” said YPI’s Committee President Kourtney Washington. “On behalf of YPI, it is our pleasure to honor this year’s amazing group of young professionals at our Annual Gala in December.”
The December 2th gala will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. General seating tickets are $65 per person and sponsorships are available for the event. Tickets and sponsorships are available.