The Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals (CCYPs) hosted its fourth annual Young Professional Awards, The YPs, on May 26, 2016 at NASCAR Hall of Fame. The YPs honored young professionals between 21 and 39 years of age, who were selected from a competitive and diverse pool of candidates in the following categories: Young Professional Newcomer, Educator, Public Servant, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit Leader, Business Leader - Small to Midsized Company and Business Leader-Large Company. One finalist was recognized as YP of the Year for professional and civic accomplishments that transcend all categories. This year’s YPs event featured 24 finalists and approximately 300 guests in attendance.

The YPs 2016 Winners are:

Young Professional Newcomer
Betsy Mack, Technology Partners
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Young Professional Educator
Sarah Reeves, Shamrock Gardens Elementary School/CMS
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Young Professional Public Servant
Monica Allen, Ph.D., Mecklenburg County Government
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Young Professional Entrepreneur
Julio Colmenares, CGR Creative
Watch YP Entrepreneur finalists video >>

Young Professional Nonprofit Leader
Emily Rester, Hospitality House of Charlotte
Watch YP Nonprofit Leader finalists video >>

Young Professional Business Leader – Small to Midsized Company
Jacklyn “Kelly” B. King, NewDominion Bank
Watch YP Business Leader finalists video >>

Young Professional Business Leader – Large Company
Latoya N. Hubbard, Vanguard
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Young Professional of the Year
Dr. Brad Picot, SouthEnd Dentistry
(Watch the YP Entrepreneur video to see Dr. Picot’s remarks)

View the 2015 Winners >>