The Winston Under 40 program promotes talent recruitment and development by offering a broad range of opportunities for young professionals.

Focusing on three core goals of leadership development, community involvement, and networking opportunities, the program helps to build our next generation of leaders and create a collective network of young professionals across all industries.

Throughout the year, you’ll be able to take advantage of unique leadership development programs such as the Lunch With Leaders and Emerging Leaders series. At our annual celebration, we recognize twenty of the community’s standout young leaders at the Leadership Awards reception.

The Winston Under 40 program encourages community involvement through connections to nonprofit service opportunities, as well as an annual nonprofit partnership. The 2023 community partner is the SECU Family House.

Want to get involved? Here are some easy ways to get connected:

Join Winston Under 40
Sponsorship Opportunities


Special Thanks to our Program Sponsors:


Social Engagement

WSSU Graduate & Professional Programs
Sponsoring Winston Under 40 or its activities offers great opportunities to give your company more visibility with local professionals under 40. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at 336-728-9200 orĀ [email protected].

Advisory Board Officers


Kieran Goldbeck
Inmar Intelligence

Vice Chair

Ashley Hooker
LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors


Julia Powers
Hedge Financial Group

Community Partner Liaison

Rolando Valle
Debbie’s Staffing

Advisory Board Members

Stuart Brooks Bell, Davis, & Pitt P.A.
Ian Burdick Charter Medical
Benjamin Cahill Cook Medical
Tasmin Farzana Hanesbrands Inc.
Travis Gable Vulcan Materials Company
J. David Gilbert Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America
Diedra Gilliard Winston-Salem State University
Kristopher Glenn Wake Forest University
Nicholas Gonzalez Linville Team Partners
Marcus Hawley Wake Forest University
Anna Howard Northwestern Mutual
Nicole Moore Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Tiffany Oliva City of Winston-Salem
Samantha Paolelli Forsyth Tech
Hunter Pelham Cook Medical
Devin Purgason Forsyth Tech
Jeremy Serkin UNC School of the Arts
Marshall Skidmore Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Inge Smith Verger Capital Management
Shannon Stokes Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Tim Storhoff Winston-Salem Symphony
Brittany Wissick United Way of Forsyth County

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