Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Awards


The 2014 Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Awards (The YPs) recognized 21 finalists in six categories and honored seven winners, including the Young Professional of the Year. This year’s event drew a crowd of more than 400, including young professionals, those young at heart, and elected officials and dignitaries, to The Fillmore Charlotte for an exceptional evening. Many thanks to Morgan Fogarty, anchor and reporter at WCCB Charlotte, for emceeing the event for a second year.

The YPs 2014 Winners are:

Young Professional Newcomer
Jordan AbshireJordan Abshire, Abshire Legal Search

Young Professional Educator
Jacob Standish, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Young Professional Nonprofit Leader
Dr. Melanie McMinn, Carolinas Medical Center

Young Professional Public Servant
Tracy Montross, Mayor’s Office, City of Charlotte (2011-2013)

Young Professional Business Leader
Sean Owens, Charlotte Knights

Young Professional Entrepreneur
Justin Gaither, eCampus

Young Professional of the Year
Gau Gupte, Odell

Video Highlights from the 2014 YPs

Photo Highlights from the 2014 YPs