In its tenth year, Abilene's 20 Under 40 program (a partnership between Abilene Reporter-News and Abilene Young Professionals) named the Class of 2017.
From the ARN's 20 Under 40 Special Edition: "Abilene Young Professionals (AYP), a program of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to partner with the Abilene Reporter-News on their 20 Under 40 program. This prestigious program recognizes civic-minded individuals who have demonstrated leadership skills both professionally and personally. Through this partnership, AYP hopes to recognize the talented upcoming leaders in the Abilene area while continuing to attract, retain, and engage young professionals."
Among the many well-deserved young professionals listed as honorees were: JA Abilene's Board Chairman Mike Fernandez, Vice-Chairman David Pittman, and Executive Director Evan Simmons.