HYPE Icons & YP Workplace Awards


The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

check out the 12 finalists for our Icons Awards.

Join us as we recognize these Front Runners, Change Agents & YP Workplace winners at HYPE’s Icons Awards ceremony on April 13th at the Westin Hotel. This party will bring YPs and executives together to celebrate the finalists and honor the four winners.
4.13.17 // 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Reception
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebration

The Westin Hotel
6631 W. Broad Street // Richmond, VA 23230

David Gallagher, CEO of Dominion Payroll
Dave G 5
Scott Wayne, Founder of The Frontier Project & Partner of Envoy Portfolio
Special Guests:
Mayor Levar Stoney & Kelli Lemon
Ticket Pricing
HYPE subscribers: $75
Non-HYPE subscribers: $90
Corporate Tables (10 seats): $850


Cost of ticket includes food and beverage. Business or cocktail attire preferred.

Questions? Contact Austin Kitchen


Jay Carpenter,
Managing Director of Sales Talent Acquisition,
The Fahrenheit Group

Megan Overton,

Director of Product Management, Snagajob

Megan Schultz,
Director of Events, Sports Backers


Honors a career-bold YP who is a driver, pacesetter and pioneer in his or her industry. A Front Runner’s approach to leadership is one that draws strength from his or her core values, self-awareness and the ability to ignite the potential in others. Front Runners put in the long hours, take on new challenges and persevere when told it couldn’t be done.  Their drive and passion for this work fuels their desire to leave an impactful legacy.

Front Runners are making a name for themselves through hard work, active engagement and great results. Not afraid to take calculated risks, they exercise strategic judgment in supporting the mission of their teams and their organizations. They may have demonstrated excellent leadership in early management roles, blown sales goals out of the water, or expanded business in a big way. Front Runners want to be experts in their fields and are obvious candidates for future leadership roles.

*Congratulations to Natalie Garramone with The Frontier Project, the 2016 Front Runner Award winner.


Sixto Cancel,
CEO, Think Of Us
Elizabeth Howley,
Executive Director & Co-Founder, The Next Move Program
Dr. Suzanne Kim,
Director of Low Vision, MEDARVA Low Vision Center

Honors a YP who is imaginative in his or her approach to identifying new avenues of thought and action. Change Agents think beyond the limits of convention, challenge the status quo and aren’t afraid to start difficult conversations that address a need or opportunity. They embrace innovation and creativity as drivers to making positive changes for the betterment of their teams and their organizations. No idea is too big or too small to test, because failing is merely a learning opportunity, not a fault.

Change Agents have made clear and direct impact on their companies and industries. Perhaps they’ve started a company to meet a need, or have brought about fundamental, systemic change to their organization through the use of technology or unconventional strategy. Change Agents not only reject the status quo, but create their own, always searching for ways for themselves and their teams to work smarter and shine brighter.

*Congratulations to Sarah Mullens with UnBoundRVA, the 2016 Change Agent Award winner


Alliance Group
RTS Labs


Astyra Corporation

Owens & Minor Company



This award recognizes organizations in the Greater Richmond Region that excel at attracting, retaining and developing young employees. The winning organizations will demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Providing young professionals with opportunities for growth and development
  • Encouraging young professional engagement in the Greater Richmond community
  • Attracting and retaining young professionals
  • Valuing the contributions of young professionals


There are two categories: Small Business & Large Business

Congratulations to TRANE Inc., US and Mitchell Wiggins & Company, the large business and small business 2016 YP Workplace winners, respectively.


Present by:

Leadership Programs Presenting Sponsor:cos_t_4cp_blu_posSilver Sponsors:


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Bronze Sponsor:

Capital Ale House

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