The Greater Kokomo
Chamber of Commerce honored our community's young leaders during the 2017 20
Under 40 Awards on Feb. 22 at Superior V in downtown Kokomo.
Sponsored by the
Indiana University Kokomo School of Business, the awards honor young
professionals in the Howard County community who have made an impact both
personally and professionally.
The 2017 winners are 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; and Emily Riddle of Bucheri McCarty & Metz.
“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,” said Marla Miller,
Chamber manager of membership development. “Their contributions positively
influence the quality of life here in Howard County.”
Kelley Land, chair of
the Kokomo Chamber Young Professionals, noted during the awards ceremony that
nearly 30 percent of the 2017 winners are new to the community.
“The fact that these
young professionals are choosing to make Howard County their home shows how
attractive our community is,” Miller said.