Advisory Board Application – Apply by October 13

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 2022 community partner is AARF – the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation.

Want to get involved?

Here are some easy ways to get connected:

Join Winston Under 40

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


Raven Griffin
Kaplan Early Learning Company

Vice Chair

Kieran Goldbeck
Inmar Intelligence


Amanda Dezarn
Novant Health

Community Partner Liaison

Jayme Anderson
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Advisory Board Members

Alison Ahrens Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont
Kelsey Allerton Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Jessica Aveyard
Austin Bailey Edward Jones
Mitchell Currin AARF
Candace Eaton Reynolds American Inc.
Diedra Gilliard Winston-Salem State University
Nicholas Gonzalez Linville Team Partners
Chanel Griggs Reynolds American Inc.
Katie Hall Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Brian Hart Forsyth County
Kathryn Hayes Cook Medical
Kelly Jones Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros
Summer Krstevska Wake Forest University
Amber Paul Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
George Peterson Inmar Intelligence
Devin Purgason Forsyth Tech
Sara Raddatz
Julia Reilly Bermuda Run Country Club
Danielle Rose Forsyth Technical Community College
Joseph Rose Cook Medical
Jeremy Serkin UNC School of the Arts
Stephen Shaw Inmar Intelligence
Joseph Tesh City of Winston-Salem
Ryan Youngblood McGriff Insurance Services