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20 Under 40 Awards

Presented by the Chamber's Young Professionals group, the annual 20 Under 40 Awards honor young professionals in the Howard County community who have made an impact both personally and professionally. These young leaders are excelling not only in their respective places of employment but they are also giving back to their community in immeasurable ways.

The following are past recipients of the award: 
2017 20 Under 40 Award Winners

• Cary Mawbey of First Farmers Bank & Trust
• China-Nicole Antoine of Kokomo Family YMCA
• Bambi Roe of Courtyard Kokomo
• Brittiani Gillem of Kokomo Family YMCA
• T.J. Rethlake of The Nice Law Firm
• Steve Whikehart of Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region
• Ikeia Prince of Kokomo Family YMCA
• Abbie Smith of United Way of Howard County
• Warren Sims of All American Auto Service
• Jeff Hughes of Edward Jones
• Lainey Sewell of The Larison Company
• David Tharp of City of Kokomo
• Carman Toler of United Way of Howard County
• Isaiah Baker of Baker Contracting
• Taylor Thompson Dicken of Johnson’s Insurance Agency
• Madison Criswell of United Way of Howard County
• Natalie Guest of Meridian Health Services
• Nolan Born of City of Kokomo
• Sarah Pitzer of Security Federal Savings Bank
• Emily Riddle of Bucheri McCarty & Metz

2016 20 Under 40 Award Winners
• Jason Rush of Ameriprise Financial /Kostrewa & Associates
• DeAndra Beard of Beyond Borders Language Learning Center
• Kristen Birkey of Bona Vista Programs
• Travis Taflinger of Bridges Outreach
• Bill Cardwell of CFD Investments & Creative Financial Designs
• Mathew Myers of City of Kokomo
• Dr. Cecelia Powless of Community Howard Regional Health
• Alexandra Daniels Durham of Daniel, Alexander & Daniel Freedom Financial Group
• Alejandro Olivares of Delphi Electronics & Safety
• Jason Hoffer of First Church of the Nazarene
• Weston Reed of Howard County Treasurer
• Erin Larison of Kokomo Family YMCA
• John Perszyk of Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball
• Anna Brown of Kokomo Rescue Mission
• Amber Jordan of Kokomo Toys & Collectibles
• Steve Rector of LeaderOne Financial
• Aimee Romero of Security Federal Savings Bank
• Holly Stone of The Hardie Group
• Drew Larison of The Larison Company
• Lindsay Ousley of The Wyman Group
 2015 20 Under 40 Award Winners

• Torrey Roe of City of Kokomo
• Dave Horine of Modern Woodsmen
• Nikki Howard of Hobson Insurance
• Cassie Salinas of The Wyman Group
• Andy Hardie of The Hardie Group Real Estate
• Laura Stiner of LeaderOne Financial
• Santos Salinas of Edward Jones Investments
• Kelley Land of Bona Vista Programs
• Chris Stevens of Hoosier AM FM
• Jessica Green of Hoosier AM FM
• Amy Bitner of Security Federal Savings Bank
• Casey Cline of Bridges Outreach
• Abbie Smith of United Way
• Ashleigh Gibson of Fiat Chrysler Automotives
• Jason Amonett of Fiat Chrysler Automotives
• Quentin Brown of Western High School
• Deljere Hall of Rozzi’s Catering
• Danielle Mcquiade of Ivy Tech Community College
• Britnee Smith of Bona Vista Programs