Monroe Chamber names winner in Top 20 Under 40


MONROE, La. (8/27/2019) — Tuesday night was a night of winners in Monroe. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals, BayouLife Magazine, Origin Bank, and JPMorgan Chase recognized 54 of Northeast Louisiana’s top young professionals at the Top 20 Under 40 Celebration.

The winners include:

  • Kelsey Bohl, Executive Director, University Planning an Analysis at the University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • James Callender, Supervisor/Trainer, Graphic Packaging International
  • Dr. Mary Kathryn Crigler, Owner and Dentist, Eddleman Crigler Dental
  • Laura Daniel, Foundation Specialist, St Francis Medical Center Foundation
  • Kema Dawson, Executive Director, Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program
  • Jessica DeTiege, Owner, Dazzle Dance
  • Christie Echols, Architect, Echo Design
  • Ashley Ellis, Assistant Principal, Neville High School
  • Joshua Evans, Consumer Care Manager, Coast Professional Inc.
  • Alvin Fields, Assistant Principal, Richwood High School
  • Doug Harvey, Plant Manager, Drax Biomass Lasalle Pellet Plant
  • Andrew Hubenthal, Business Analyst II/ Loan Administration, JPMorgan Chase
  • Ashanti Jones, Area Rehab Director, Kindred Healthcare
  • Holly McCready, Owner, Rain Salon
  • Lacy Miletello, Assistant Vice President, Marion State Bank
  • Michael Reichardt, Master Trooper-Public Information Manager, Louisiana State Police-Troop F
  • Colandra Smith, Manager, CenturyLink
  • Sheila Snow, Vice President of Communications, Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Mark White, Assistant District Attorney, Ouachita Parish District Attorney’s Office
  • Michael Wilkes, Assistant Vice President-Lending and Business Development, Century Next Bank.

Also nominated were:

  • Deidra Adair, Grace Episcopal School, Newk’s Eatery, and Uptown Girl Boutique
  • Rebekah Barnes, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Courtnie Beach, Century Next Bank
  • David Benefield, Southern Pipe and Supply
  • Benji Buffington, University of Louisiana at Monroe Athletics
  • Lauren A. Butler, BancorpSouth
  • Kristin Chandler, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Samantha Combs, Konecranes, Inc.
  • Heath Denison, Keller Williams
  • Kelsi Dickerson, McElroy & Vestal
  • Sara Dickerson, Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health
  • Amy Ellis, JPMorgan Chase
  • Brittany Faulkenberry, Riverbend Rehabilitation Community Hospital
  • Kimberly Fields, JPMorgan Chase
  • Victoria Krutzer Fisher, Antares Ventures, LLC
  • DJ Fortenberry, Louisiana Small Business Development Center
  • April Hammett, McNew, King & Landry;
  • Jenni Hastings, Mass Mutual
  • Micah Holton, Holton Flooring
  • Krystle Mahoney, OfficeLinx
  • Wesley Martin, Bank of Oak Ridge
  • Jamie Mayes, Jamie Mays Education Consulting and Literacy Services
  • Robert McGehee, Kennedy Rice Dryers
  • Nicole Morgan, MOEbiz
  • Renada Norman, JPMorgan Chase
  • Greg Pritchard, Greenqube
  • Kim Shepherd, In-Sync Accounting & Consulting
  • Joel Sinclair, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Jenna Smith, JPMorgan Chase
  • Jan Strickland, Strickland Interiors
  • Josh Strickland, Hales & Strickland Law Firm
  • Jonathan Willard, Louisiana Farm Bureau
  • Keith Williams, JP Morgan Chase
  • Chelsea Wyatt, Power Up LLC

KTVE/KARD is proud to be a sponsors for the event, along with presenting sponsors Origin Bank and JPMorgan Chase. Additional sponsors are BayouLife Magazine, Drax Biomass, Faulk and Foster, Heard, McElroy and Vestal, Stephens Media Group, Patty Stewart Photography, The City of Monroe and, The Radio People.

The Top 20 winners will be featured in the September issue of BayouLife Magazine.

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