HYPE Icons & YP Workplace Awards


Calling all career bold YPs and the organizations that support them.

The HYPE Icons Awards will take place on February 22, 2018!

The Icons is HYPE’s Emerging Leader Awards, recognizing YPs and the companies that support them for success in their early careers.

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 finalists.

The Innovator Non Profit:

  • Alyssa Truesdale, Director of Development, Special Olympics Virginia
  • 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 Innovator Business:

  • Joey Darragh, Co-Founder and CEO, Vasen Brewing Company
  • Tom Katovsich, Senior Financial Education Specialist, Virginia Credit Union
  • Virginia Mathurin, Underwriter: Environmental & Energy Wholesale G&A, Markel Corporation

The Front Runner Non Profit:

  • Alicia Broughton, Teacher,  Hanover County Public Schools
  • Danielle Gilbert, Director of Human Resources, Bon Secours Health System
  • Meredith Privott, Assistant Professor, John Tyler Community College

The Front Runner Business:

  • Amy Stinnett, Customer Projects Designer, Dominion Energy
  • Caitlin Friebertshauser, Marketing Coordinator, Barton Malow
  • Joe Williams, Senior Specialist Internal Communications, Altria

Small Business YP Workplace:

  • 3north
  • The Frontier Project
  • UrbanCore

Large Business YP Workplace:

  • Cherry Bekaert
  • Dominion Payroll
  • EAB

This award 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.


There are two categories: Business & Non-Profit

Congratulations to the 2017 WINNER:

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



This award honors a YP who is imaginative in his or her approach to identifying new avenues of thought and action. Innovators 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.

Innovators 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. Innovators 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.


There are two categories: Business & Non-Profit

Congratulations to the 2017 WINNER:

Elizabeth Howley,
Executive Director & Co-Founder, The Next Move Program

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


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Questions? Contact Sarah Skrocki at 804.783.9301 or Sarah.Skrocki@chamberrva.com.


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Supporting Sponsor:

Virginia Credit Union

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Sarah Skrocki at Sarah.Skrocki@chamberrva.com for more information.

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