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The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated 20 Under 40 Awards Ceremony registration is NOW OPEN!
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The 20 Under 40 Award recognizes a new generation of influential professionals who exemplify occupational merit, servant leadership, and exude remarkable personal qualities. We encourage you to nominate an outstanding young professional that you believe deserves this prestigious recognition!

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2023 20 Under 40 Honorees

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  • Emily Almaguer, Human Resources Manager, Goodyear Proving Grounds
  • Ashley Ammons, President/CEO, United Way of the Concho Valley
  • Rebekah Beltran, Director of Development, The WHIT Program
  • Lauren Conaway, Director of Marketing, Principal Industries
  • Jacqueline Dowell, Director of Adult Education and Literacy, Howard College
  • Kelsey Hernandez, Recruiter/ Public Information Officer, San Angelo Police Department
  • Meghan Kauten, CPA/Partner, Oliver, Rainey & Wojtek
  • Nick Kauten, SVP/CFO, City National Bank
  • Seth Mayberry, Partner/Financial Advisor, Thieman Investments
  • J.R. Orlando, Chief of Public Affairs, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base
  • Jaquien Palacios, Web Developer, SethLife
  • Arielle Plesant, Vice President Consumer Lending, First Financial Bank
  • Michael Richter, Owner, Phat Catz Gaming & Richter Real Estate Holdings
  • Dr. Amanda Ritchie Ethridge, Associate Director of Campus Experience, Office of Admissions, Angelo State University
  • Sydney Savage, Social Services and Outreach Coordinator, Grape Creek ISD
  • Senora Scott, Assistant News Director, KLST/KSAN
  • Jeffrey Smith, Hospice Care Consultant, Gentiva Hospice
  • Sidney Timmer, Outreach and Marketing Director, Be Theatre & Concho Valley Community Action Agency
  • Molly Turk, Executive Director of Communications, San Angelo ISD
  • Dr. Kristi Urias, Anesthesiologist, Shannon Medical Center
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Sponsor the 20 Under 40 Awards Ceremony

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The Importance of 20 Under 40 

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Nomination Information

When nominating, consider these common traits of leaders:

  • Success in their chosen field
  • Significant contributors to the success of their company or employer
  • Good examples of character, involvement and achievement, all consistent themes in their lives
  • Committed to professional excellence and the community
  • Involved in community activities
  • Potential to impact community’s future



  • Must work in the Concho Valley
  • Must be under the age of 40 as of July 5, 2023
  • Commitment and motivation to serve the San Angelo area


Additional Information:

  • Deadline to submit Nominations is July 5, 2023
  • Awardees are chosen by an anonymous Selection Committee on their own merits based upon the information provided in this application
  • Please give your answers serious thought and provide as complete information as possible
  • Participants are selected based upon a blind point system. The more detailed your answer, the more likely the recipient will receive the maximum amount of points per section
  • Winners will be notified at the end of August
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2021 20 Under 40 Awards

2022 20 Under 40 Awards

Ashlea Downing, Chris Christian, Cody M. Vasquez, Dr. Cameron  Wilson, Halle Beeler McCrory, Jennifer Boyd, Jessica Gooch, Josh Glaze, Kimberly Henry, LMSW, Laura Willig
Ashlea Downing, Chris Christian, Cody M. Vasquez, Dr. Cameron Wilson, Halle Beeler McCrory, Jennifer Boyd, Jessica Gooch, Josh Glaze, Kimberly Henry, LMSW, Laura Willig
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