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 2021 community partner is GreeNest.

2021 Leadership Awards Recipients

2022 Advisory Board Application

Want to get involved?

Here are some easy ways to get connected:

Join Winston Under 40

Special Thanks to our Program Sponsors:



Lunch With Leaders

IFB Solutions


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


Joseph Rose
Cook Medical

Vice Chair

Raven Griffin
Kaplan Early Learning Company


Jessica Aveyard
Winston-Salem Dash

Advisory Board Members

Alison Ahrens Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont
Kelsey AllertonĀ Wake Forest Baptist Health
Jayme Anderson Wake Forest Baptist Health
Abrea Armstrong Innovation Quarter
Austin Bailey
Edward Jones
Roger Casey Casey Creative LLC
Amanda Dezarn Novant Health
Nicole Ducouer IFB Solutions
Candace Eaton Reynolds American Inc.
Mike Grace Kilpatrick Townsend
Chanel Griggs Reynolds American Inc.
Katie Hall Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Kathryn Hayes Cook Medical
Chiedza (Chie) Hooker The Variable
Kelly Jones Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros
Matt Kemper Inmar Intelligence
Summer Krstevska Wake Forest University
Britney Lowery Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
Melody Martin Wake Forest University
Bo Nashtoll Wake Forest University Athletics
Amber Paul Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
George Peterson Inmar Intelligence
Sara Raddatz
Danielle Rose Forsyth Technical Community College
Chris Seamster Blanco Tackabery
Kirsten Seamster Forsyth Technical Community College
Stephen Shaw Inmar Intelligence
Jimmy Smith Wells Fargo
Eyden Thomas Reynolds American Inc.
Kati Tsiolkas Cook Medical
Andy Webb Kilpatrick Townsend
Camry Wilborn Wake Forest University
Anna Wilmoth Kaplan Early Learning Company
Ryan Youngblood McGriff Insurance Services