Winners of the 2017 Generation NEXT awards, which recognizes Savannah’s rising stars of business, were honored Wednesday evening during a celebration at Cohen’s Retreat on Skidaway Road.
Business in Savannah, Savannah magazine, JE Dunn Construction and Service Brewing Co. sponsored the event, which honored the community’s up-and-coming under-40 leaders for the seventh year in a row. The honorees include business and community figures who have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire.
This year’s honorees:
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