Young Professionals Luncheon | Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania

JA Young Professionals luncheon and inspiring success award ceremony

When: January 2019
Where: Westin Hotel and Convention Center Pittsburgh
Junior Achievement presented its first ever Young Professional Award to distinguished business leader Christy Uffelman at the Spirit of Enterprise Dinner and Awards Ceremony on November 16 2016 at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center. We are now introducing an event dedicated to recognizing the Young Professionals in the area for their contributions to their organizations, industries and the community. Pittsburgh is poised for success across many fronts and JA is working to recognize the power of our young leaders while directly impacting our region and accelerating change with JA programs.
Please contact Adam Cagle, Director of Corporate Engagement, for any questions regarding the event.

Here are the 2018 Finalists!

Inspiring Success in Business and Finance
  • Kristen Hemmings- Coghill Investment Strategies
  • Tanya Mallory- Dress for Success Pittsburgh
  • Jessica Hobson- Point Park University
Inspiring Success in Healthcare
  • Dr. Stacey Lane- Central Wellness Center
  • Neil Parham- Highmark
Inspiring Success in Construction and Real Estate
  • David Onufer- Remax
  • Tenika Chavis- TDC Contracting
Inspiring Success in Engineering, Science, and Production
  • Dr. Aditya Gottumukkala- PPG
  • Justin Kruljac- Covestro
  • Matt Travers- Carnegie Mellon University
Inspiring Success in Information Technology
  • Shireen Thomas- UPMC
  • Thomas Sieg- Highmark
  • Troy Fine- Schneider Downs
  • Shelby Baker- Ansys
Inspiring Success in Nonprofit
  • Allyce Pinchback- Pinchback Consulting
Richard S. Caliguiri Public Service Award
  • Thomas Baker- Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Natalia Rudiak
  • Loretta Mosser- BNY Mellon

*Winners of each category bolded.  

We are happy to announce that DigiBooths will be providing a gif photo booth for our upcoming Young Professionals Inspiring Success Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. Make sure to stop by the booth and get your own pictures to take home!


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