Generation Next 2013

2013 Generation Next: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business

Twenty-one up-and-coming businesspeople and civic leaders were recognized Wednesday night as winners in the 2013 competition for Generation Next: Rising Stars of Savannah Business.

Generation Next: Rising stars

For the third consecutive year, Business in Savannah and Savannah Magazine have teamed up to identify the up-and-comers in our business community, and this edition of BiS will introduce them to you.

Generation Next 2013: Heather Vinas

Age: 33 Company: VOS CPAs, PLLC Title: President & COO Top accomplishments • Nominated to Educational Committee Chair of the National Association of Women in Construction Coastal Georgia Chapter February 2012 • Nominated to Vice President of the National Association of Women...

Generation Next 2013: Josh Keller

Age: 37 Company: Cellular Sales, authorized Verizon retailer Title: Director Top accomplishments • Opened first Verizon retailer in the Savannah area (2002) • We've expanded to eight locations in the Savannah metro area.

Generation Next: Todd Baiad

Age: 37 Company: Bouhan Falligant, LLP Title: Partner Top accomplishments • Managing the successful merger of two law firms • Growing and developing a robust commercial litigation practice Top awards/accolades • Named as a Georgia Rising Star • Named as a Ge...

Generation Next: Harley Ashbaugh

Age: 33 Company: AWD of Savannah, Inc Title: President Top accomplishments • Doubled sales from last year • Added four full-time and two part-time staff members from last year • Tripled shop square footage Top awards/accolades • Voted Gold award by “Qualif...

Generation Next: Karen Jenkins

Age: 39 Company: Savannah Tree Foundation Title: Executive Director Top accomplishments • Operating Savannah Tree Foundation in the black for two consecutive years • Keeping the expense ratio of the STF fundraiser to a double digit number, in the teens • Attracting new donors ...

Generation Next: Ayana Eady-Patterson

Age: 39 Company: Union Mission Inc.

Generation Next: J. Chandler Ryan IV

Age: 37 Company: Colonial Group, Inc. Title: Vice President - Business Development Top accomplishments • Led Terminal Investment Corp.'s equipment outsourcing division to record growth in 2009 and 2010.

Generation Next 20 Under 40: Matthew Stroud

Age: 35 Company: Wells Fargo Private Bank Title: Private banker Top accomplishments 1. 176 percent year over year revenue growth for 2012 to Wells Fargo Private Bank 2. Highest team financial planning revenue 2011 Top awards/accolades 1.

Generation Next 2013: Amanda Love

  Age: 33 Company: The Bowman Law Office Title: Attorney Top accomplishments • Legislative chair for the Junior League of Savannah • Membership chair for the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar • Vice president of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers — Savann...

Generation Next 2013: Leigh Thomson

Age: 34 Company & title: LETR & Co., principal, Georgia Southern University, associate professor of graphic design Top accomplishments • Revenue grew by 51 percent in the second year • Client relationships doubled in the second year •.

Generation Next 2013: Patrick Page

Age: 38 Company: Page International Inc. Title: Vice president Top accomplishments • Page International's revenue growth since its inception and particularly over the past five years.

Generation Next 2013: Matt West

Age: 32 Company: J T Turner Construction Co. Inc.

Generation Next 2013: Bree Thomas

Age: 28 Company: fab’rik Savannah Title: Owner and operator Top accomplishments • Opened fab’rik in 2010 • Co-Founded Fashion’s Night Out Savannah in 2011 • Began Free fab’rik in Savannah Top philanthropic leadership roles • Free fab’rik nonprofit ...

Generation Next 2013: Kal Patel

Age: 34 Company: Image Hotels, Inc. Title: President/CEO Top accomplishments • Organized and founded Image Hotels, Inc.

Generation Next: Tony Jordan

Age: 38 Company: AWOL AllWalks of Life Inc. Title: Founder/director of programs Top accomplishments • Raised more than $75,000 through social media platforms. • Saved taxpayers $6.5 million through juvenile crime prevention.

Generation Next: DaVena Jordan

Age: 36 Company: AWOL All Walks of Life Inc.

Generation Next: Lindsay Fruchtl

Age: 33 Company: Tybee Island Tourism Council Title: Marketing director Top accomplishments • In 2010, bed tax revenue was up 18 percent from 2009.

Generation Next: Dugas Patton

Age: 36 Company: The Coastal Bank Title: Vice president Top accomplishments • Doubled fee revenue for my portfolio in 2012. Grew loan production by 6 percent in 2012.

Generation Next: Brad Harmon

Age: 35 Company: HunterMaclean Title: Partner Top accomplishments: I work in business litigation, so many of the specifics of my successes/accomplishments are confidential.

Generation Next: Houston Demere

Age: 33 Company: Enmark Stations Title: Vice president Top accomplishments • Led Enmark to open four new stores in the past six months • Created Tasty Traditions, a made-to-order breakfast, which is served daily at four Enmark stores • Expanded the product line sold at Enmark ...

Generation Next: Matthew Allen

Age: 36 Company: Godley Station Dental Title: Owner/Dentist Top accomplishments • Established Godley Station Dental in May of 2004 • Practice growth has yielded over 6,000 active patients, and we consistently see around 80 new faces each month • We employ 24 people including 7...

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