Congratulations to The YPs 2016 finalists!
Winners will be announced at the awards event on May 26.

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YP Newcomer
Betsy Mack, Technology Partners Bio >>
Michelle Newton, Carolinas HealthCare System Bio >>
Kayla Sykes, Grant Thornton Bio >>

YP Public Servant
Monica Allen, Ph.D., Mecklenburg County Government Bio >>
Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhasker, The United States Attorney’s Office, Western Diversity of North Carolina Bio >>
Patty Hunter, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) Bio >>
Matt Ridenhour, Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners Bio >>

YP Nonprofit Leader
Emily Elliott, Heart Math Tutoring, INC. Bio >>
Sherie Cornish Gordon, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Bio >>
Emily Rester, Hospitality House of Charlotte Bio >>

YP Entrepreneur
Julio Colmenares, CGR Creative Bio >>
Brad Picot, SouthEnd Dentistry Bio >>
Ted Williams, Charlotte Agenda Bio >>

YP Educator
Lori Bequette, Ph.D., Carolinas College/Carolinas HealthCare System Bio >>
Zachary Kirchin, Tech Talent South Bio >>
Sarah Reeves, Shamrock Gardens Elementary School/Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Bio >>

YP Business Leader – Small to Midsized Company
Ashley Edwards, Parker Poe Bio >>
Jacklyn “Kelly” Bessent King, NewDominion Bank Bio >>
Jessica Rossi, Kimley-Horn Bio >>
Wilson Sullivan, Falfurrias Capital Partners Bio >>

YP Business Leader – Large Company
Martin Flores, Belk, Inc. Bio >>
Latoya N. Hubbard, Vanguard Bio >>
Nichole Kelley, Wells Fargo Bio >>
James Wolf, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bio >>

View the 2015 Winners >>