February 22, 2018
ChamberRVA names 2018 Young Professional ICONS Award winners 
Dominion Payroll and The Frontier Project win YP Workplace Awards


Richmond, VA – ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 ICONS Awards and YP Workplace winners.  All were recognized at the 4th Annual ICONS: HYPE’s Emerging Leader Awards 2018 at the Science Museum of Virginia this evening.  ChamberRVA’s HYPE program (Helping Young Professionals Engage) brings together the YP community to develop talent and strengthen the YP culture in RVA through events and programming designed to empower and ignite passions of Richmond’s future decision makers.
2018 ICONS Award Winners – Presented by Kings Dominion
The Chamber’s HYPE program honors young professionals and companies that support young professionals at its Annual ICONS Emerging Leader Awards Show.  The winners of tonight’s 2018 ICONS Emerging Leaders Awards are as follows:
The Non Profit Innovator:
Alyssa Truesdale, Director of Development, Special Olympics Virginia
Other finalists for this category included:
Emily Lehmann, Assistant Vice president of Day and Residential Services, The Greater Richmond ARC
Melissa Phillips, Director of Race Operations, The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
The Non Profit Front Runner:
Alicia Broughton, Teacher,  Hanover County Public Schools
Other finalists for this category included:
Danielle Gilbert, Director of Human Resources, Bon Secours Health System
Meredith Privott, Assistant Professor, John Tyler Community College
The Business Innovator:
Joey Darragh, Co-Founder and CEO, Vasen Brewing Company
Other finalists for this category included:
Tom Katovsich, Senior Financial Education Specialist, Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Mathurin, Underwriter: Environmental & Energy Wholesale G&A, Markel Corporation
The Business Front Runner:
Joe Williams, Senior Specialist Internal Communications, Altria
Other finalists for this category included:
Amy Stinnett, Customer Projects Designer, Dominion Energy
Caitlin Friebertshauser, Marketing Coordinator, Barton Malow
Small Business YP Workplace:
The Frontier Project
Other finalists for this category included:
Large Business YP Workplace:
Dominion Payroll
Other finalists for this category included:
Cherry Bekaert
“The ChamberRVA Annual ICONS Award Celebration is an exceptional evening for the RVA business community, with hundreds of people attending to congratulate young professionals and the companies that support young professionals.  Quite literally, this event celebrates the future of our Region and from the winners and finalists who were honored tonight, I would say that RVA’s future is bright,” says Kim Scheeler, president & CEO of ChamberRVA.
Kings Dominion is Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 ICONS Emerging Leader Awards.  CoStar is the Leadership Programs Presenting Sponsor for 2018.  The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia is the Non Profit and Government Presenting Sponsor.  Silver Sponsors include Altria and Mitchell Wiggins.  Kroger is the Beer Tasting Sponsor.  Virginia Credit Union, Inc. is a supporting sponsor.
About ChamberRVA
ChamberRVA is building a thriving business community by supporting the success of its members, providing a strong business voice and developing leaders and entrepreneurs. The Chamber, a not-for-profit business membership association, is the voice of business in the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan, as well as the Town of Ashland. Please visit
Press Contact: 
Chrystal Neal
(804) 783-9310
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