September 12, 2022
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Each year, Arkansas Business puts the spotlight on talented young leaders in Arkansas' business and nonprofit community. Each "20 in Their 20s" 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 20s. There is no recognition event for the program.

The 2022 New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s 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, 2022.
  • 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)

2022 Nomination Deadline: May 27, 2022

2021 Honorees: 

Brent Elliott, School Business Advisory Services

Amy Counce, Nexus Coffee and Creative

Tanner McKnight, East Arkansas Community College

Chelsay Hollon, deepwatch

Hannah Ray, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

Jack Thomas, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Jordon Addison, Stone Creek Solar & Universal Power

Lauren Booth, WD&D Architects

Josi Gass, Garver

Ericka Gutierrez, Pediatrics Plus

Brock Hyland, Boyette Strategic Advisors

Mallory Jayroe , Arkansas Department of Health

Joyti Lal, SFDC

Samuel McLelland PPGMR Law, PLLC

Margot Miller, Colliers Arkansas

Ruby Monter, Walton Personal Philanthropy Group

Brittany Moss, Southwest Medical Academy

Lourdes Peredo, Northwest Arkansas Council

Grace Rains, The Conductor

Cooper Wade, Seal Solar


For questions contact:

Kelli Roy, Awards Events and Marketing Coordinator at or (501) 455-9336.