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YPI announces 40 under 40 honorees for 2015


The Young Professionals Initiative, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Bossier Chamber of Commerce, and The Forum partner each year for the 40 Under 40 Awards Gala, an event that honors forty amazing young professionals under the age of forty throughout Northwest Louisiana.
The 40 Under 40 profiles Northwest Louisiana’s outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and professionals in public, private or nonprofit sectors. These nominees will be honored at the 9th Annual Northwest Louisiana 40 Under 40 Gala and Awards Banquet at the Shreveport Convention Center on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
Honorees are chosen based on such values as achievement, experience and innovation, vision, leadership and community involvement.

This year’s 40 Under 40 class includes:

1. Thomas Avallone, Maccentric

2. Michael Barrett, Community Trust Bank

3. William Bradford, City of Shreveport

4. Josh Clayton, The Clayton Law Firm

5. Valerie DeLatte, Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals

6. Heather Delia, Williams Creative Group/Aspire Yoga Center

7. Jerry Edwards, Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

8. Ruth Frazier, CFRE, Chimp Haven

9. Trey Giglio, Universal Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc.

10. Toya Graham, Carolyn W. & Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation

11. Robert Hattan, Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

12. Kristen Holmes, Metro Aviation/Hitched Films

13. Chanel Jackson, Families Helping Families Region 7

14. Sherell Jefferson, Regions Bank

15. Pete John, Raising Cane’s

16. Josh Knicely, Knicely Builders

17. Brent Latin, Young Professionals Entertainment

18. Stacy Lee, M.D., LSU Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

19. Whitney Loe, ANECA Federal Credit Union

20. Jamie Lopez, Po’Folks Promos

21. Dr. Bryan Lusk, Lusk Eye Specialist

22. Chris Lyon, Perennial Media/Louisiana Film Prize

23. Robert Manriquez, DeSoto Parish School Board

24. Toby Mathew, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

25. Andrea McKnight, Campus Federal Credit Union

26. Grant Nuckolls, Twisted Root Burger Co.

27. Laura-Ashley Overdyke, The Community Foundation of North Louisiana

28. K. Renae Pullen, Caddo Parish School Board

29. Valerie Robideaux, Centenary College of Louisiana

30. Josh Robinson, Margaritaville Casino and Resort

31. Jessica Schiele, Cohab

32. Tony Simpson, International Sight Restoration

33. Daniel Strickland, Gremillion and Pou Integrated Marketing

34. Brittany Turner, Caddo Parish School Board

35. John Wagoner, Bossier Parish Community College

36. Jeff Warren, Dream Hunt Foundation

37. Blayne Weaver, Secret Identity Productions

38. Ryan Williams, C.E. Byrd High School

39. K. Anton Winder, Karthago Strategies, LLC.

40. Malia Wollerson, Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC.

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