Each year Elevate Lifestyle and SUITE are on the search for Charlotte’s outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public, and nonprofit sectors for its annual TOP 30 UNDER 30 “Future Leaders Of Charlotte” Awards.

This year is the 7th Annual TOP 30 UNDER 30 “Future Leaders Of Charlotte” Awards, and below is the “Class of 2017”. They were chosen out of 90+ nominations this year and they were chosen based on a range of criteria, including professional achievement, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement.

Alex Smereczniak 

2ULaundry, CEO

Alicia Thomas

Work For Your Beer, Co-Founder

Amy Chirico

AerialCLT, Founder & Owner

Ashley Stevens

Mecklenburg County DSS, Family Consultant & Social Worker

Ashley Stroehlein

WBTV Sports Anchor & Reporter

Ashton Hagood

Torrent Consulting, Partner Alliance Manager

Catherine Butler

Duke Energy, Senior Communications Consultant

Chris Pham

Central Payment NC, Owner

Chris Salerno

Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group, Broker

Dan Daquisto

2ULaundry, Co-Founder & CMO

Darius Moore

9Round Dilworth, Owner & Trainer

Dimple Ajmera

Charlotte City Councilwoman, District 5

Dr. Grant Lisetor

Greater Life Chiropractic, Co-Owner & Chiropractor

Grant Winchester

RaceAgent, Founder and CEO

Jasmine Sims

Vanguard, Divisional Planning

John Turner

Croptop Media, Co-Founder & President

Lauren Kunijo

Kenna Kunijo, Co-Owner & Stylist

Lesley Mitchell

Townsquare Interactive, Senior National Account Executive

Kenna Ehman

Kenna Kunijo, Co-Owner & Stylist

Marcus J. Gaddy

YWCA of Central Carolinas, Social Worker

Marvin J. Price

Charlotte Regional Partnership, Senior Project Manager

Melanie Fox

Work For Your Beer, Co-Founder

Meredith Dean

The Dean’s List, CEO

Richelle Mechenbier

City of Charlotte – Charlotte Water, Project Coordinator

Ricketa Magnum

Walmart Home Office, IT Project Manager

Samantha Bell

Torrent Consulting, Analyst

Stephanie Francis

TIAA, Director of Communications & Operations

Tracey Croner

Orangetheory Fitness, Charlotte Area Marketing & Events

Whitleigh Cook

Mint Hill Dance Center, Owner and Director

Yates Creech

Sokal Media Group, Account Executive

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