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Winston Under 40 Leadership Awards


Winston<40 is accepting nominations for the 2017 Winston<40 Leadership Awards! This award is given to 20 individuals that are excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are also actively influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The awards will be presented at the Winston<40 Leadership Awards Reception that will be held in the fall.

Family, friends and co-workers are invited to help us celebrate on October 5, 2017, at the Winston<40 Leadership Awards Reception. Click here to purchase tickets!

Click here to view the Winston-Salem Journal Spotlight for our 2016 Winston<40 Leadership Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Winston<40 Leadership Award Winners!

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Winston-Salem State University

Christa Burger
Womble Carlyle

Jay Callahan
Salem College

Jessica Dowell
Winston-Salem Journal

Regina Hall
City of WS

Raina Haque

Eric Hennessy
Cook Medical

Laura Holby
Novant Health

Kellyn Hulsey

Ashley Kohlrus
Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Geoff Lassiter
WS Dash

Andrea Littell
Townies WS

Liliana Morris
Truliant Federal Credit Union

Sean Murphy
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Michael Piscetelli
Wake Forest University

Juan Santos
Santos Counseling

Adam Sebastian
STITCH Design Shop

Mamie Sutphin
Reynolds American

J. Matthew Williams
Wake Forest University

Scott Wollaston
Twin City Soccer


Open to anyone living and/or working in Forsyth County.
Application Deadline: August 4th, 2017

Applicants must be age 21-40 on or before December 31 of this year.

If selected, award recipients agree to be profiled in a special section for the Winston-Salem Journal as well as any other publicity that may come along with the award process (i.e. TV, radio, online, etc.)

Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged.

Nominating an individual without submitting responses to the questions is permissible. Your nominee will receive an automated email communication indicating they have been nominated by you and encouraging them to apply by providing responses to the required questions.

Leadership Award Application

If you’d like to apply for the Winston<40 Leadership Award, click here.

Nominate a Young Leader

If you know a young leader that is worthy of nomination for the Winston<40 Leadership Award, click here.