The Young Professional Initiative of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce gathered Monday night, August 20, 2018 to reveal this year's class of '40 Under Forty' honorees!

I'll be honest, I'm a little jealous I was never named a '40 Under Forty' honoree and now I'm just jealous because it's too late because I'm too old! YPI members are the future of our cities. They're between the ages of 21 and 40 years old, motivated, want to network and make a difference in our community. 

The Annual 40 Under Forty Gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Shreveport Convention Center sponsored by The Forum. They'll name the Young Professional of the Year at the event.

Congrats to this year's YPI 40 Under Forty honorees!

1. Leighton Allen, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ally Real Estate
2. Sarah Ardis, Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
3. Adam Brewer, Brewer Physical Therapy
4. Anna Brown Priestley, Regions
5. Kenya Claiborne Roberts, Caddo Parish Schools
6. Rashida Dawson, United Way of Northwest Louisiana
7. Callie Dean, Cyber Innovation Center
8. Emerie Eck Gentry, Lagniappe P.R.I.M.E., LLC.
9. Rob Eppers, Risk Services of Louisiana, Inc.
10. Dan Farris, The Law Office of Daniel Farris, LLC
11. Sherricka Fields Jones, City of Shreveport
12. Anna Flores, Welbilt Inc (Frymaster)
13. Marco French, Queensborough Elementary School ~ Caddo Parish Schools
14. Sophia M. Herron, Gingerbread House Bossier-Caddo Children's Advocacy Center
15. Brandon Horton, Matthews, Beaty, & Company, CPAs
16. Nick Huckaby, CHRISTUS Health
17. Kayla Jackson Southard, Moonlight & Lace Weddings and Events, LLC
18. Sarah Kirk, Sarah Kirk State Farm Agency
19. Michele Marcotte, Shreveport Times
20. Dany Martin, Williams Financial Advisors, LLC
21. Megan Martin, Bossier Parish Community College
22. Charnae McDonald, United Way of Northwest Louisiana
23. Jaya McSharma, Christus Highland Hospital
24. Lindsay Michel, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions
25. Catherine Michelson, Catherine Michelson Accounting
26. Matthew Mitchell, Caddo Parish School Board
27. Dr. Alexis Nelson, Caddo Parish Schools
28. Grace Nickels, LSU Shreveport
29. Julianna Parks, Langley, Parks, Horton & Maxwell, LLC
30. Jarred Pellegrin, Broadmoor Baptist Church
31. Rachael Peters, Centenary College of Louisiana
32. Adam Philley, Broadmoor United Methodist Church
33. Sedrick Robinson, Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America
34. Renisha Sanders, Cardinaux Wealth Advisors
35. W. Ryan Smith, Willis-Knighton Health System
36. Paul Spivey, Bossier Parish Community College
37. Stewart Thompson, Bossier Parish Schools
38. Jill Valentine, Bossier Federal Credit Union
39. Ryan Williams, Seedlinks Behavior Management
40. Karen E. Wissing, AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)