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Generation Next 2016

Savannah Magazine, BiS (Business in Savannah) and Judge Realty are recognizing Generation NEXT, Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business.

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

“It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing Generation Next for six years. When we began in 2010, we weren’t sure what the response would be,” said BiS editor Gale Baldwin. “As it turns out, it’s been gratifying to see the ongoing quality of the nominees and to look back and see the successes our early winners have had. We look forward to seeing this year’s honorees follow a similar path.”

Judge Realty is the presenting sponsor. Bronze sponsors include Heather Murphy Real Estate Group and Ellis, Painter, Tatterree & Adams LLP.

SLIDESHOW: Generation Next Awards Banquet by Alix Laincy

SLIDESHOW: Generation Next Awards Banquet by Bunny Ware

Generation NEXT ceremony honors rising business stars

Winners of the 2016 Generation NEXT awards, which recognize Savannah’s rising stars of business, were honored Wednesday evening during a celebration at The Florence on Victory Drive.

Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News - Jessic G. Pedigo of Seacrest Partners shakes hands with Michael C. Traynor, publisher of Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine, during the Savannah Rising Stars of Business event.

Generation Next 2016: Ashley Stokes

Generation Next 2016: Nicholas Puhala

Generation Next 2016: Luke Dorman

Generation Next 2016: J. Patrick Connell

Generation Next 2016: Leo Beckmann

Generation Next 2016: David Burkoff

Generation Next 2016: Allison Adams

Generation Next 2016: DeShauna Kimble

Generation Next 2016: Lori Judge

Generation Next 2016: Kara Ford

Generation Next 2016: Jennifer Jenkins

Generation Next 2016: Clinton Edminster

Generation Next 2016: Kelley Waldron

Generation Next 2016: Jessica Pedigo

Generation Next 2016: Heather Murphy

Generation Next 2016: Ryan Smith

Generation Next 2016: Robert McCorkle

Generation Next 2016: Melinda Spisso