Current Young Professionals

Future 15 & Young Professional Awards

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Current Young Professionals (CYP) created the young professional awards in 2007 as a way to honor those who advance its mission by profiling best practices that could be adopted by other local individuals and organizations. Additionally, CYP sought to recognize local young professionals in Greater Green Bay who are achieving noteworthy accomplishments and contributing to the overall quality of life.

Future 15 annually profiles 15 young professionals and awards a Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Next Generation Best Place to Work. These honorees are currently influencing the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in Greater Green Bay and demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area in the future through professional accomplishments and community involvement.


2023 Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313
Attire: Formal Attire (Full-length gowns, cocktail dresses, suits, etc.)
Parking: Please park in the front by the Radisson Hotel entrance and enter through the main doors. Take a right through the lobby, past SkyWorld Coffee and Custard, and continue following the hallway toward the ballroom entrance.
Ticket Information: $65/Individual | $650/Corporate Table
5 p.m. | Doors Open
5 – 5:45 p.m. | Cocktail Hour, Raffle, Photo Station, and Live Music
6 p.m. | Welcome & Program
6:15 p.m. | Dinner
7 – 8:30 p.m. | Awards Presentation

As a non-profit, all funds received from this event directly impact and support the critical programs and operations of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. Therefore, we do not issue refunds for cancellations. We appreciate your understanding.


Young Professional of the Year

Young Professional of the Year is selected from the pool of Future 15 recipients. This honor is presented to an individual with a demonstrated commitment to Greater Green Bay through civic and business involvement, especially during the page year. The individual will possess values consistent with those of CYP, including an unwavering responsibility to the community through involvement with local organizations that elevate the overall quality of life in Greater Green Bay and our ability to engage and retain young talent.

2023 Future 15 and Young Professional Award finalists:

  • Jessica Adams Nelson, St Norbert College and Brown County Government
  • Bradley Burmeister, Green Bay Emergency Medicine Services
  • Dr. Vallari Chandna, UW-Green Bay
  • Megan Dickman-Renard, The Business News and Dickman Media Group
  • Cam Fuller, St. Norbert College
  • Amanda Garcia, Casa ALBA Melanie
  • Jasmine Gordon, St. Norbert College
  • Ben Gunderson, Greater Green Bay YMCA
  • Ashley Heim, Bellin Health
  • Ashley Jones, Bellin Health Foundation
  • Joseph Kucksdorf, Bellin Health
  • Sarah Olejniczak, St. Norbert College
  • Bryan Schwebke, Paramount Performance
  • Justis Tenpenny, Napalese Lounge & Grille
  • Jose Villa, Fox Communities Credit Union 



Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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This award is presented to a local business owner who exemplifies and holds true a commitment to Greater Green Bay through their demonstrated business entrepreneurial accomplishments. Consideration includes but goes beyond financial success by evaluating the individual’s positive impact on the community as an entrepreneur.

2023 Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalists:

  • Emily Jacobson, Green Bay Doulas
  • Tarlton Knight, The Tarlton Theatre
  • Celeste Faye Parins, Voyageurs Bakehouse 


Next Generation Best Place to Work

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This award is presented to a business that demonstrates a commitment to the development of young professionals, adapts work-life-friendly policies, values generational differences, and institutes attraction and retention initiatives for young talent.

2023 Next Generation Best Place to Work finalists:

  • America's Service Line LLC
  • Bellin Health 
  • Breakthrough 


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Thank you to our 2023 event sponsors

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2023 Future 15 event, contact Christine Gunderson at or Amber Crisp at

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For questions about the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards event, please contact Amber Crisp at