Albany Area Chamber Announces Albany Under 40 Category Finalists

Staff Report

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the category finalists of the 2021 Albany Under 40 awards, a program that honors and celebrates the Albany Area’s emerging leaders and professionals in a variety of business sectors, each representing a component of the area’s diversified talent pool and economy.

“Talent is the most important factor for businesses, and the Albany Area is home to talented young professionals who are making their mark through excellence in their professions, through innovation and through their commitment to building a stronger Albany Area,” Bárbara Rivera Holmes, president and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber, the region’s leading business advocacy organization. “We’re honored to recognize these outstanding professionals who have chosen to live, work and invest in Albany and the Albany Area.”

Nominations for Albany Under 40 were sought from the public. Category finalists were considered from among the nominees who applied, and were selected, following selections criteria, by a panel of volunteer judges: Sheri Barlow, Englewood Health Care; Victoria Gatsby-Green Brackins, Turner Job Corps; Blake Cook, The Levee Studios and Do Process; Harry Day, Flint River Entertainment Complex; Pamela Green-Jackson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany; Brad McEwen, AB&T; Shaunea Motley, United Way of Southwest Georgia; Daniel Stone, Synovus; Juwan Wilson, Mars Wrigley Confectionary.

Category finalists will be recognized at the Albany Under 40 awards reception on December 2. Category winners, selected from among the category finalists, will be announced at the event. The 2020 Albany Under 40 Young Professional of the Year, selected from among the category winners, will be announced at the Albany Area Chamber’s 112th annual meeting, in 2022.

Registrations for the Albany Under 40 awards reception can be made at