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2017 Generation NEXT - Rising business leaders to receive honor

Savannah magazine and BiS have named the 2017 Generation NEXT honorees.

For the seventh year in a row, the two publications have teamed up to profile the area’s 40-and-under leaders who have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire.

“The breadth and depth of talent and creativity exhibited by the Generation NEXT class of 2017 assures me that the future of our community is in good hands,” said Amy Paige Condon, editor of Savannah magazine. “Individually and collectively, these young leaders possess such a strong commitment to building their businesses here and an even stronger ethic for giving back to greater Savannah. They stand shoulder to shoulder with previous honorees, and I’m eager to see what impact they’ll have in the years ahead.”

Winners of the 2017 “Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business” are:Candace Adkins, Ameris Bank

Kristen Baird-Rabun, Kristen Baird Fine Jewelry

Erica Cannon, Savannah Pet Sitters LLC

Emily M. Doherty, Georgia Tech Savannah

Vernon Donovan, Vernon Donovan State Farm Insurance

Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah

Bryan Ferris, JE Dunn Construction

Jack H. Green Jr., Northwestern Mutual

Jamie Gwaltney, Moffatt &Nichol

Jackie Johnson, Page International Inc.

Jessica L. Kelly, Engel &Völkers Savannah

Britnee Kinard, SD Gunner Fund

Heather Lundy, Hunter Maclean

Kris Patel, HOS Management

Brian J. Prevatt, CPA, Hancock Askew &Co. LLP

Ryan Sewell, TK, CPCU, Seacrest Partners Inc.

Whitney Shephard, Green Truck Pub

Meredith Anne Sutton, Service Brewing

Anthony Valdez, Clark Creative

Cynthia Wright, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing

These honorees will be featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Savannah magazine, on SavannahMagazine.com and in the Wednesday, Jan. 18 issue of BiS.

The group will be honored at an event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road.

Tickets are $20. Admission includes light appetizers and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased at generationnext2017.cityspin.com.

JE Dunn Construction is the Gold Sponsor, and Service Brewing Co. is the Bronze Sponsor.

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