The Top 10 in 10 ‘Young Professionals to Watch’ initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals.  Coordinated by the Cherokee County Chamber, in partnership with Enjoy Cherokee Magazine, this recognition program focuses on Cherokee County residents between the ages of 20-40 who are considered to be Cherokee County’s potential future leaders.

2024 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch

The rising stars recognized as Cherokee County’s next generation of community leaders include (front row, l to r):  Daylan Greene, Attorney/Partner, Goodwin Moss & Greene, P.C.; Hillary Nichols, Counselor, i-Grad Virtual Academy, Cherokee County School District; Laura Chambers, Executive Director, Marketing, Chick-fil-A Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta; Dr. Neely Bursmith, Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Medical Associates of North Georgia, a division of Northside Hospital Cherokee; Vanna Hernandez, Project Manager, Cherokee Office of Economic Development. (back row, l to r):  Kevin Turner, Community Development Director, City of Canton; Casey Barton, Captain, Uniform Patrol Division, Holly Springs Police Department; Chris Luly, Director, Planning & Zoning, City of Ball Ground; Casey Belli, Assistant Principal, Cherokee High School, Cherokee County School District; Jesse Hamilton, Police Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Division, Canton Police Department.

Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch
Past Honorees

2024

2023

2022

2021

2020

Casey Barton
Casey Belli
Dr. Neely Bursmith
Laura Chambers
Daylan Greene
Jesse Hamilton
Vanna Hernandez
Chris Luly
Hillary Nichols
Kevin Turner
Madison Beaulieu
Zack Bobo
Joshua Cole
Kristin Norton Green
Lindsay Harris
Justin Lamb
Ashley Polito
Michael Sims
Thomas Trawick
Ashley Witcher
Kyle Bennett
Sarah Bowen
Brady Cornelison
Sandi Harrison
Alyssa Rumsey Sheehan
Jacob Sluder
Andy Smith
Marcie Smith
Rajpal Sagoo
Bethany Watson
Jeremy Adams
Brian Albrecht
Lindsay Bowley
Christopher Brazelton
Robert Capovilla
Angela Cortellino
Savannah Holcomb
Elizabeth Lanier Evans
Anna Teal
Coty Thigpen
Kelly Dobson
Victoria Hill
Blake Honea
Paige Reid
Eric Rein
Nick Richert
Amanda Rostin
Jose Luis Sanchez
Rebekah Smith
Luke Williams

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

Colin Ake
Hayden Holcomb
Jamie Johnston
Dr. Ashley Kennerly
Justin Page
Emili Roman
Melissa Sneed
Dr. Daniel Tari
Marsha Terry
Crystal Welch
Jessica Akers
Leah Bleisath
Nick Estes
Ollie Evans
Michael Manzella
Heath Matiak
Tori O’Bryant
Julie Peppers
Jennifer Puckett
Brandon Roberts
Kayla Cleveland
Jennifer Davo
Kristi Estes
Amy Hall
Jessica Helms
Evan Ingram
Courtney Putnam
Jennifer Reynolds
Abby Roach
Dixie Williams
Rachel Ashe
Will Carlan
Ashley Carlile
Brittany Duncan
Melissa Forrester
Amy Graham
Todd Hayes
Dr. Rory Hekking
Angela Reece
Cory Wilson
Meagan Biello
Paul Ghanouni
Matt McClain
David Pitts
Kryss Roch
Adam Smith
Mark Smith
Ben Thacker
Matthew Thomas
Kyle Wallace

2014

2013

2012

Zach Blend
Doug Fountain
Michelle Homier
Blake Kononen
Lee Lusk
Karen Norred
Brian Stockton
Jordan Thrasher
Shannon Wallace
Katie E. Wise
Josh Bagby
Rand Bagwell
Michael Caldwell
John Cline
Cleve Hill
Barbara Jacoby
Jake Osaer
Jamie Pritchett
Rebekah Shelnutt
Heath Tippens
Chris Bishop
Neil Blackman
Greta Foll
Mark Goddard
Alison Higgins
Erika Neldner
Jason Nelms
Billy Peppers
Jeff Rusbridge
Jeremy Swafford

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