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2024 Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs)

2024 Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs)

Thursday, July 11, 2024 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (EDT)


The Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs) Celebration, hosted by Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) salutes and applauds YPs ages 40 and under for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact. For over 10 years, the NGLAs have celebrated talented young leaders and the continued impact that former NGLA Finalists and award recipients are making throughout the region!

In addition to recognizing this year's NGLA recipients, Chad Bilz Executive Vice President of Houchens Insurance Group will be honored as the 2024 NKYP Legend Award recipient. The NKYP Legend Award is given to a community leader who has continued to inspire leadership and career success among young professionals throughout their careers.

Congratulations to this year's finalists listed below.

Finalist by Categories: 

Arts Entertainment & Hospitality

Evin Blomberg - Musician, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Evan Gidley - Executive Director, Summermusik

Gina Washington - Corporate Sales Manager, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza


Paige Noday - Secondary Business Education Teacher and Volleyball Coach with Boone County School District

Christopher Rickels - Dean of Business, IT, and Professional Studies, Gateway Community & Technical College

Zac Strobl - Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Northern Kentucky University


Paul Ehlinger - Founder/CEO, Flamel AI, Inc.

Candace Gasper - Owner/Founder, Digital Candy

Hannah Meredith - Senior Manager of Strategic Innovation, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Medical Health Services

Andrew Anderson - Assistant Vice President of Primary Care Operations, St. Elizabeth Physicians

Stephanie Bonfilio - Oncology Navigation Manager, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Poornima Gopalan - Clinical Research Associate II, CTI Clinical Trials and Consulting Services, INC

Professional Services

Tyler Blau - Tax Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP

Angela Hagedorn - Vice President, Commercial Lender, Heritage Bank

Ashley Sexton - Owner/Attorney, Sexton Law

Public Relations, Media, and Marketing

Austin Dunbar - Durham Brand & Co

Meghan Goth - Executive Editor, LINK Media 

Jeremy Schrand - Senior Manager, Creative Services, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting

Public Service and Community-Based Organizations

Samantha Mosby - Executive Director (Campbell County Branch), YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Lindsey Rechtin - President/CEO, Northern Kentucky Water District

Allyn Reinecke - Community Services Manager, Campbell County Fiscal Court

Skilled Trades

Nick Bourquein - Owner/Manager, Laconia Woodworks

Brad Seiter - Regional Implementation Manager, Duke Energy

Jason Strunk - Owner & Managing Director, Grain Design Flooring

Event Schedule:

5:30 - 6:15 PM Networking 

6:15 - 7 PM Program

7:00 - 7:30 PM Networking 

7:45 PM Afterparty 


Emcee - Ashley Dawn from B105

NKYP Registration$40
General Admission$50
NKYP Event Pass$0
The Madison Event Center
700 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011 United States
Event Contact
Kyle Frizzell
(859) 426-3656
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Thursday, July 11, 2024 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (EDT)
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