The Winston-Salem Chamber is proud to present the Winston Under 40 Leadership Award honorees for 2018. The Chamber’s Winston Under 40 program, one of the community’s leading organizations for young professionals, honors outstanding individuals who exemplify qualities of strong leadership and community service. We believe that these individuals are making Winston-Salem a stronger community for all.
Applications were considered based upon professional and personal growth, civic leadership and volunteerism, desired impact on Winston-Salem’s future, and response to recent issues. This group of twenty young professionals has achieved a variety of notable professional accomplishments, and is making an impact through their participation in a multitude of local nonprofit and community organizations.
Themes of inclusivity, economic mobility, hunger and poverty, equality, healthcare, and childcare and educational opportunities were prevalent in the applicants’ answers about how they choose to dedicate their professional or personal time to improving Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
The honorees represent the workforce, with employers including large, medium, and small businesses as well as educational institutions, nonprofits, and local governments.
The honorees will be recognized at the 2018 Leadership Awards reception on October 4th at Forsyth Country Club. Please join us in celebrating the 2018 Winston Under 40 Leadership Award winners:
First Citizens Bank
Linville Team Partners
Heather Bolt Mikeal
Leonard Ryden Burr
Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America
Wake Forest University
Novant Health / BOND Basketball
Womble Bond Dickinson
Christopher Miles, M.D.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wexford Science & Technology
City of Winston-Salem
Salem Academy & College
Jamie Rogers Southern
Dominick D. Rolle, Ph.D.
Winston-Salem State University
Forsyth District Attorney’s Office
Wake Forest University
Kaplan Early Learning Company
The 2018 Winston Under 40 Leadership Awards are made possible thanks to our Title Sponsor: BB&T, Hosting Sponsor: Forsyth Country Club, and Gold Sponsor: The Winston-Salem Dash. Supporting sponsorships are still available, and include a table at the awards ceremony.
ABOUT WINSTON UNDER 40
The mission of Winston Under 40 is to help create and cultivate the next generation of community and business leaders in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. By providing unique opportunities in the areas of community engagement, professional development, and social activities, Winston Under 40 connects members with peers in the community to enhance their professional careers while making an impact on the community around them. With more than 1,300 members, Winston Under 40 is one of the leading organizations for young professional development in Winston-Salem.
ABOUT THE CHAMBER
The Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is In Business for Business. Our mission is to provide and advocate for the best environment for businesses of all sizes– because when businesses succeed, the community thrives. The Chamber represents nearly 1,200 area businesses providing economic development assistance, market research, government relations, educational programs, and connecting events to help businesses grow. The Chamber’s programs support small business creation, technology-driven development, public school student achievement, and higher education initiatives. Membership scholarships are available to minority- and female-owned companies as part of the Chamber’s commitment to equal opportunities in the workforce.
The Chamber is an independent nonprofit organization with a history that pre-dates the joining of the cities of Winston and Salem. For more than 130 years, the Chamber has been integral in the evolution of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.