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 2020 community partner is GreeNest.

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


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 or [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

Abrea Armstrong Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
Kelsey Allerton Wake Forest Baptist Health
Neil Allerton Edward Jones Investments
Austin Bailey Edward Jones
McKenzie Bele McGriff Insurance (BB&T)
Briana Conner WXII News
Stephen Doughton Shelco
Nicole Ducouer IFB Solutions
Alison Ellis First Citizens Bank
Mike Grace Kilpatrick Townsend
Kevonna Hayes Greater Gift
Chiedza (Chie) Hooker the Variable
LaQuoia Johnson Novant Health
Matt Kemper Inmar
Summer Krstevska Wake Forest University
Bo Nashtoll Wake Forest University Athletics
Sara Raddatz Truliant
Lauren Rogers Salem Academy
Danielle Rose Forsyth Technical Community College
Chris Seamster Blanco Tackabery
Kirsten Seamster Forsyth Technical Community College
Jimmy Smith Wells Fargo
Eyden Thomas Reynolds American
Kati Tsiolkas Cook Medical
Andy Webb Kilpatrick Townsend
Olivia Williams Wildfire
Anna Wilmoth Kaplan Early Learning Company
Ryan Youngblood McGriff Insurance Services
Andrew Zehr First Bank