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

Junior Achievement's first Young Professional Award was presented  to distinguished business leader, Christy Uffelman, at the Spirit of Enterprise Dinner and Awards Ceremony in 2016. This event recognizes young professionals in the region for their contributions in Healthcare, Information Technology, Business and Finace, Construction/ Real Estate, and Engineering/ Science/ Production. 

Junior Achievement is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Inspiring Success Awards Ceremony and Young Professionals Luncheon until Thursday, December 19, 2019. Cast your nominations here!
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 2019 finalists and award winners:

Richard S. Caliguiri

Winner: Keyva Clark: City of Pittsburgh

Finalists: Corey O'Connor:  City of Pittsburgh and Zach Malone: Draper Triangle Ventures



Winner: Rebecca Lukens: Rebecca Lukens Images

Finalists: Alexandra Kozak: Duquesne University and Jean Pierre Nsanzabera: UPMC



Winner: David Bubas: UPMC

Finalists: Heather Tomko: University of Pitt and Arjun Hattiangadi: UPMC


Business and Finance

Winner: Jennifer Bibb Hisdorf: Wesbanco

Finalists: Katharine Perry: Fort Pitt Capital,  Serina Green: Signature Financial Planning Services, and Tom Donahue: Capital Foundry



George Robinson: UPMC

Finalists: Dominic Alan Janidas: Hanna Langholz Wilson, Matt Pauvlinch: McCrossin Foundations, and Shawn Smith: Smith Construction


Information Technology

Winner: Ben Stoviak: Washington Jefferson

Finalists: Teresa Shine: Skyword and Ty Brown: BNY Mellon (Mellon Capital)


Engineering Science and Production

Winner: Zach Brown: PPG

Finalists: Grant Cupp: EQT and Josh Hickman: Hickman Geological Consulting

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