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2013 40 Under 40
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 11:21am

40 Under 40

Young Professional Initiative names top young professionals

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 seventh annual Northwest Louisiana Young Professionals Gala presented by CityLife magazine on Friday, December 13 at Horseshoe Casino’s Riverdome.

From the list of 40 Under 40 honorees, one will be named the 2013 Young Professional of the Year. This special announcement will be made at the Gala.

The 2013 40 Under 40 class includes: Jennifer Adams, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of NWLA;  Bradley Barre, Shreveport Bossier Realty;  Stephanie Beauvais, Heard, McElroy & Vestal;  Kristen B. Bernard, Caddo Parish Public Defender Office;  Danielle N. Brown; Caddo Parish Public Defender Office;  Ashley Busada, Bossier Chamber of Commerce; Afiya Code, Bossier Parish Schools;  Greg A. Doyal, Home Federal Bank;  Sarah L. Ezell, Caddo Parish Schools;  Kevin Flood, LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport;  Joanna Folse-Alexander, Sunrise Hospitality;  Michael Fulco, Fulco Accounting & Consulting;  Tricia Grayson, UnitedHealthcare;  Meredith Hamrick, Meredith Hamrick Events; Karen Hannigan, Stirling Properties;  Tanya Shelton Harville, Tanya Harville Events;  LaToya Hemphill, Centenary College of Louisiana;  Amy S. Heron, Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier;  Jessica Lowe Hall, United Way of Northwest Louisiana;  Chauncy Horton, Horton Construction Company;  Jeremy Johnson, Centenary College of Louisiana;  Stacey Bass Martino, Louisiana State University in Shreveport;  Julie Mook, M.D., Breast Care Specialists;  Wesley Pepitone, Heritage Manor Stratmore Nursing & Rehabilitation;  Joslin Mar-Dai Pickens, Southern University at Shreveport/Definitely Natural;  Kezia L. Pigford, Caddo Parish Schools;  Nikki B. Porter, LSU Health Shreveport;  Andrew Pringle, Red River Bank;  Meliss Rainbolt, Vintage Realty Company;  Danielle Richard, Richard Creative;  Karmen Rubin, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana;  Michael Sievers, LeBlanc & Young Architects;  Deanna Smith, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana;  Stacy A. Smith, Hayter & Peatross; Stacey J. Smith, LSU Health Shreveport;  Greg Sonnenfeld, Willis-Knighton Health System;  Shane Waites, Red River Pump Specialists;  Kourtney Michael Washington, Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center;  Jared Watson, Stage Center; Christianne Wojcik, Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

“It is great to see so many outstanding young professionals working throughout our community,” said Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman of the Board Murray Viser. “The judges always have a difficult time narrowing the list to only 40 to be honored each year. It is our privilege to celebrate the accomplishments of these young professionals.”

The Dec. 13 gala will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. in Horseshoe Casino’s Riverdome.  General seating tickets are $50 per person and sponsorships are available for the event. Tickets and sponsorships are available through Nov. 16.

For more information, contact the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce at 318-677-2500.

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