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. At our annual celebration, we recognize 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 2024 community partner is The Parenting PATH.

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

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Sponsorship Opportunities


Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor

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 info@winstonsalem.com.

Advisory Board Officers


Ashley Hooker
LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors

Vice Chair

Anna Howard Craven
Northwestern Mutual


Marshall Skidmore
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Community Partner Liaison

Brittany Wissick
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

Advisory Board Members

Ian Burdick, Solesis
Benjamin Cahill, Cook Medical
Paula Dibley, Forsyth Tech
Anna Donze, Moji Coffee & More
Tasmin Farzana, Hanesbrands
J. David Gilbert, Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America
Kristopher Glenn, Wake Forest University
Adam Grant, Inmar Intelligence
Marcus Hawley, Wake Forest University
R. Daniel Johnson, Blanco Tackabery
Casey Lambert, PepsiCo
Grace McParland, The Resource
Nicole Moore, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Nicole Geter Moore, Counseling With a Purpose
Hunter Pelham, Cook Medical
Inge Smith, Verger Capital Management
Shannon Stokes, Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Dr. Tim Storhoff, Winston-Salem Symphony
Ryan Thompson, Davis Martin Powell
Rolando Valle, Debbie’s Staffing Services
Kane Wilkerson, Wilkerson Real Estate

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