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Generation Next 2017

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.

GenNext: Kristen Baird-Rabun Q&A

Kristen Baird-Rabun, 27

GenNext: Candace Adkins Q&A

Candace Adkins, 35

GenNext: Emily Doherty Q&A

Emily Doherty, 38

GenNext: Erica Cannon Q&A

Erica Cannon, 30

GenNext: Christy Edwards Q&A

Christy Edwards, 34

GenNext: Vernon Donovan Q&A

Vernon Donovan, 34

GenNext: Bryan Ferris Q&A

Bryan Ferris, 32

GenNext: Jamie Gwaltney Q&A

Jamie Gwaltney, 38

GenNext: Jack H. Green, Jr. Q&A

Jack H. Green Jr., 38

GenNext: Jessica L. Kelly Q&A

Jessica L. Kelly, 39

GenNext: Jackie Johnson Q&A

Jackie Johnson, 37

GenNext: Britnee Kinard Q&A

Britnee Kinard, 34

GenNext: Heather Lundy Q&A

Heather Lundy, 32

GenNext: Ryan Sewell Q&A

Ryan Sewell, 32

GenNext: Brian Prevatt Q&A

Brian Prevatt, 31

GenNext: Whitney Shephard Q&A

Whitney Shephard, 40

GenNext: Meredith Sutton Q&A

Meredith Sutton, 35

GenNext: Anthony Valdez Q&A

Anthony Valdez, 30

GenNext: Cynthia Wright Q&A

Cynthia Wright, 25

Generation NEXT awards recognize up-and-coming under-40 leaders

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.

Cynthia Wright of Carriage Trade Public Relations receives her 2017 Next Rising Star Award from Amy Paige Condon of Savannah Magazine. (Photo by Ben Brengman/For the Savannah Morning News)