AWARDS GALA

BLACK BUSINESS INK’S

“40 UNDER 40 MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE TRIAD AWARDS GALA”

Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
3121 W. Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC 27407
Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Single ticket: $65
Table (10 seats): $650.00

 

“40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans in the Piedmont”

Jonathan Allen

Inmar

Whitney Daniel

Snooty Judy

Ashleigh Hargrave

Novant Health

Abrea Armstrong

WFU School of Medicine

Rev. Curtis Friday

The Love Church

Tiesha Hinton

City of Winston-Salem

Ashley Hardesty Armstrong

The Table Experience

Mike A. Grace Jr.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

C. Reggie Hunt

Winston-Salem Prep Academy

Briana Conner

WXII 12 News

Cornelius Graves

Winston-Salem State University

Dwayne Ijames

Impact Is Inevitable

Porsche Jones

B.O.N.D.

Eric J. Puryear

Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School

Rev. Robert Leak III

Mount Pleasant Christian Holiness Church

Evan A. Raleigh

City of Winston-Salem

Donovan Livingston

Wake Forest University

Rasheeda Shankle

Honorable Youth Inc.

Brandon Lowe

Knew Era Consulting

Eyden Thomas

Reynolds American

Blake E. Odum

The Blake Odum Motivational Foundation

Brian Graham

United Way of Greater Greensboro

Cyril Jefferson

City of High Point

Derwin Montgomery

N.C. House of Representatives

Franca Jalloh

Jalloh Upright Services

Frankie Jones Jr.

Lincoln Financial Group

Rev. Greg Drumwright

The Citadel Church & Campus Ministries

Jakeana Paul

Guilford County D.A. Office

Jasmine Beard

AJOY Consulting, LLC

Justin Outling

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

Louis Judge III

Alamance Community College

Monique Johnson

Made 2 Soar

Nasha McCray

City of Greensboro

Natalie Wilson

Fox8 News

Princess Johnson

Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet

Gregory “Carl” Hairston

N.C. A&T State University

Rev. Oliver Thomas

Providence Baptist Church

Tracey McCain

WFMY News2

Veronica Sills

UNC Greensboro

Wilson Lester

Piedmont Business Capital

 Richard L. Williams
Publisher & Editor-In-Chief
Black Business Ink

“40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans in Piedmont”
I would like to congratulate the Black Business Ink 40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans in the Piedmont Triad. This is the inaugural list of honorees selected by Black Business Ink magazine. Each person was nominated by someone who was impressed by their character, competence and professional promise. Two selection committees – one in Guilford and one in Forsyth – considered dozens of candidates before making their final choices. The selection panels had a challenging job in limiting the number of honorees from each county to twenty; however, the final list is a superb assemblage of deserving young professionals.

These outstanding leaders are confident, ambitious and achievement-oriented. They help build their community, seek new challenges at work, and aren’t afraid to question authority. They should serve as a model for us all to emulate.

On Saturday evening, February 22, there will be an awards gala to honor these 40 outstanding business and community leaders at 7 p.m. at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.