Inspiring Success Awards Ceremony and Young Professionals Luncheon | Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania

JA Inspiring Success Awards Ceremony and Young Professionals Luncheon

When: February 7th, 2020; 12-1:30 pm  
Where: Westin Hotel and Convention Center Pittsburgh

This event is hosted by the JA Young Professionals Board and recognizes young professionals in the region for their contributions within a Non-Profit, Healthcare, Information Technology, Business and Finance, Construction/Real Estate, and Engineering/ Science/Production career field. The Richard S. Caliguiri Good Samaritan Award will be presented to a young professional that exemplifies extraordinary leadership in the community. 

Nominees are reviewed and selected by a distinguished selection committee before the event. 
For more information or any questions regarding the event, please contact Adam Cagle
Congratulations to the 2020 finalists and winners! 

Richard S. Caliguiri

  • Winner: Nicholas Ricci- Patrick Lanigan Funeral Home
  • Finalist: Jamilah Ducar- University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement
  • Finalist: James Bendel- Crazy Horse Coffee/ PARCO dba. Integrity Slickline Services


  • Winner: Sharnay Hearn Davis- Duquesne University Center for Catholic Faith & Culture

  • Finalist: Maggie Giel- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

  • Finalist: Felicia Robinson- A Peace of Mind


  • Winner: Mpande Mwape - UPMC Passavant

  • Finalist: Alayna Astuto - Waynesburg University

Business and Finance

  • Winner: Nelson Cooper- PNC Financial Services Group

  • Finalist: Serina Green- Signature Financial Planning

  • Finalist: Justin Binion- Wells Fargo

Real Estate & Construction:

  • Winner: Shawn Smith- Smith Construction Company Management

  • Finalist: Jackie Von Thun- Realty ONE Group Gold Standard

  • Finalist: Julie Sebock- Clear Choice Enterprises

Science/ Engineering/ Production & Technology:

  • Winner: Christina Kramer- Range Resources

  • Finalist: Eric Felix- National Robotics

  • Finalist: Nikolas Sappie- Right Hand Technology Group


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