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20 in Their Twenties

September 9, 2024 - No venue
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Tiffany Mattzela
Event Director

Each year, Arkansas Business puts the spotlight on talented young leaders in Arkansas’ business and nonprofit community. Each “20 in Their Twenties” class is chosen by an internal committee reviewing more than 300 nominations with an eye toward accomplishments, responsibilities and people clearly ahead of their time. Arkansas Business is proud to present “The New Influentials: 20 in Their Twenties. There is no recognition event for the program.

The 2024 New Influentials: 20 In Their Twenties will be featured in a September issue of Arkansas Business. 


The individual must meet the following conditions:

  • Be under 30 years old on Sept. 1, 2024.
  • Not have been a previous honoree;
  • Have made an impact on his or her company or community; and
  • Show the potential to be a leader in business or politics.
  • Completed nomination form with in-depth information regarding the nominee’s achievements and involvement within the community. (i.e. he/she is great and deserves this award is not sufficient)
  • We also accept letter of recommendations along with each nomination

2024 Nominations close May 24, 2024.

Class of 2023

  • Jamie Barker; Office of Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • JiQuintas (Jay) Brown; South Arkansas Regional Hospital
  • Shelby Crosskno; Hytrol Conveyor Company
  • Kristen Dickey; Garver
  • Adriana Fuentes Archila; Arkansas Capital Corp.
  • Gilberto Garcia; Garcia Wealth Management- Northwestern Mutual
  • Tanner Grayham; BSR REIT
  • Max Harrell; Generations Bank
  • Mollie Henager; University of Central Arkansas
  • Anna Kharlamova; Rock Dental Brands
  • Lauren Lovelady; Simmons Bank
  • Wilson Marseilles; Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ross Owyoung; Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
  • Sophie Ozier; Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club, Inc.
  • Trevor Page; Simmons Foods
  • Drew Rodgers; Center for Arkansas Legal Services
  • Laterika Tooks; University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Peyton Watts; Kutak Rock LLP
  • Shannon Wedding; David’s Burgers
  • Jasmine Zandi; Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

For questions contact:

Tiffany Mattzela, Events Director at TMattzela@abpg.com or (501) 455-9334.