Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO and Regional Dean of Northeastern University–Charlotte, as well as Charlotte campus staff and students celebrated an evening with young professionals at the Charlotte Chamber’s inaugural Young Professionals Awards.
The ceremony honored individuals between the ages of 21 and 39 who exemplify excellence in business, leadership and community service in the Charlotte region. More than 40 nominees were narrowed down to 15 finalists in four categories—Young Professional Newcomer, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit Leader and Business Leader. One winner was named in each category, and a fifth finalist was selected as Young Professional of the Year.
In addition to formally welcoming the more than 150 guests in attendance, Dr. Richards also had the honor of announcing the Young Professional of the Year award winner.