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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Here are the NKY Chamber Young Professionals Next Generation Leaders Award Winners



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The Northern Kentucky Chamber and NKY Young Professionals announced the 2021 NextGeneration Leader award winners last night at Hotel Covington. 

The finalists were chosen by a review panel of community leaders from among nearly 90 applications submitted from across the region. The three highest scored applications in each category are recognized as finalists and last night, the top score in each category was honored as the category winner.

The NGLAs salute and applaud young professionals ages 40 and under for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact.

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Additionally, Shannan Boyer, president and founder of Scooter Media in Covington, was named the 2021 NKYP Legend Award recipient. Boyer received the award in recognition of her impressive 20-plus years working in communications on a local, regional, and national level. She is best-known for founding her PR agency, Scooter Media, in 2012.  

“Shannan embodies the spirit of NKYP by paying it forward and giving back to the region. As an original member back when the program was known at Legacy, she continues to stand behind this program and connects with young professionals to give guidance and advice,” said Ellen Bates, 2020-21 Chair for NKYP.

“It’s humbling to receive this award, especially when I think about how far I’ve come since being involved in NKYP during the early years. This impactful program provides our region’s young professionals with opportunities to engage, connect and grow early in their careers,” Boyer explained. 
They have been presented in seven categories over the past ten years.

The 2021 NGLA winners are:

Education
Elsheika Thompson, Beechwood High School

Entrepreneurship
Mark Ramler, Mansion Hill Properties

Medical & Healthcare Services
Angela Brunemann, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Professional Services
Ryan McClane, DBL Law

Public Relations, Media and Marketing
Lauren Vogel, Scooter Media

Public Service and Community Based Organizations
Jessica Fette, City of Erlanger

Skilled Trades & Technology
Hannah Lowen, New Riff Distilling

“The Next Generation Leader Awards take time to recognize a few of the amazing young leaders that we have in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. Our region is full of young talent that are passionate, innovative, and invested in making this a welcoming and thriving area. We are so excited to celebrate this year’s honorees,” said Ellen Bates, of the Brighton Center and the 2020-2021 NKYP Chair.

Other finalists were:
Education
C.J. Fryer, Beechwood High School
Angela Walker, Cincinnati Public Schools

Entrepreneurship
Ricardo Grant, NKU SoCap Accelerate & Paloozanoire
Joshua Reid, Inphlu

Medical & Healthcare Services
Jessica Cleek, St. Elizabeth Physicians
Erica Neff, St. Elizabeth Physicians

Professional Services
Olivia Amlung, Adams Law PLLC
Carey Sanders, Fifth Third Bank

Public Relations, Media and Marketing
Cara Brooks, Duke Energy  
Troy Fedders, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Courtney Kleier, NKY Chamber

Public Service and Community Based Organizations
Lauren Copeland, Brighton Center
Joe Klare, The Catalytic Fund

Skilled Trades & Technology
Jason Hickey, Terracon Consultants
Madison Smith, Fifth Third Bank

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