September 16, 2024
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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 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 BarkerOffice of Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders

  • JiQuintas (Jay) BrownSouth Arkansas Regional Hospital

  • Shelby CrossknoHytrol Conveyor Company

  • Kristen Dickey; Garver

  • Adriana Fuentes Archila; Arkansas Capital Corp.

  • Gilberto GarciaGarcia Wealth Management- Northwestern Mutual

  • Tanner GrayhamBSR REIT

  • Max HarrellGenerations Bank

  • Mollie HenagerUniversity of Central Arkansas

  • Anna Kharlamova; Rock Dental Brands

  • Lauren Lovelady; Simmons Bank

  • Wilson MarseillesHarrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Ross OwyoungArkansas Museum of Fine Arts

  • Sophie OzierArkansas Travelers Baseball Club, Inc.

  • Trevor Page; Simmons Foods

  • Drew RodgersCenter for Arkansas Legal Services

  • Laterika Tooks; University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Peyton WattsKutak Rock LLP

  • Shannon WeddingDavid's Burgers

  • Jasmine ZandiArkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

For questions contact:

Tiffany Mattzela, Events Director at or (501) 455-9334.