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2017 Winston<40 Leadership Award Winners Announced

Winston-Salem, NC (August 10, 2017) – The Winston-Salem Chamber and their young professional program, Winston Under 40, have unveiled the twenty 2017 winners of the Winston Under 40 Leadership Award.

The Leadership Awards recognize outstanding young professionals that are actively influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. This year’s winners stem from a number of varied backgrounds, including higher education, legal, construction, health care and technology.

The judges pored over more than 150 nominations and 66 in-depth applications to come up with the final list of 20 winners in the 2017 class.

This year’s winners will be honored at an awards reception on October 5th at the Forsyth Country Club from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Winston-Salem Journal will profile the winners in a special section that will be published in its October 8th Sunday edition.

This year’s winners include:

Jonathan Allen
AV-IT Manager at Inmar

Aaron Berlin
Regional Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor with the NC Conference of District Attorneys

Loryn Buckner
Attorney at Womble Carlyle

Colleen Byers
Director at Bell Davis & Pitt, PA

Briana Conner
Anchor and Reporter at WXII 12 News

Stephen Edwards
Assistant Director of Development at Wake Forest University

Pete Fala
Partner & Architect at STITCH Design Shop

Theresa Forshey, PhD
Quality Engineer at Cook Medical

James P. Grenon
Member Financial Wellness Program Manager at Piedmont Advantage Credit Union

Christopher C. Haigler
Fiduciary Relationship Specialist at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

DeEtte Hill
Practice Administrator at Digestive Health Specialists, P.A.

Jill Martin-Byers
Booking Director at Test Pattern & the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership

Lisa McClinton
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Controller at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Jenni Pleasant
Membership Director at Forsyth Country Club

Beth Ann Polivka
BIM Coordinator at Landmark Builders

Josh Rubio
General Manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Winston-Salem University

Phillip Summers, MPH
Associate Director Program in Community Engagement Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Coleman Team
Partner at Linville Team Partners and General Partner at Front Street Capital

Garrick Throckmorton
Vice President of Strategy at Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Dipen Vyas
Senior Scientist at Biorg Inc

About the Chamber
The Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, representing its 1,200+ area businesses that are committed to increased economic development in the region. The Chamber is dedicated to establishing Winston-Salem as a technology-driven economic center, and provides services to strengthen existing businesses, support entrepreneurs, and encourage small business creation. The Chamber supports public school student achievement, workforce, and higher education development.

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