Future 15

Future 15: Fire & Ice Gala

Presentation of the Future 15 and Young Professional Awards

Hyatt on Main/KI Convention Center

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 


About Future 15 & Young Professional Awards

Current – Young Professionals Network is a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber that works to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent in the Greater Green Bay area. Current strives to captivate the young professional audience and initiate their involvement in the local business community.

Current created the young professional awards in 2007 as a way to honor those that advance our mission by profiling their best practices that could be adopted by other local individuals and organizations. Additionally, Current sought to recognize area young professionals in our community who are composing noteworthy accomplishments and contributing to the overall quality of life in Greater Green Bay.

Future 15 recipients will be announced and profiled in a special section in the Green Bay Press-Gazette prior to the awards program. Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Next Generation Best Place to Work will be announced at the event on April 26, 2018. All nominators, nominees and applicants will receive an invitation to the event, standard event fees and registration policies apply.

Self applications are encouraged for all awards. Nominate an individual/organization without submitting responses to the questions. Your nominee will receive an automated email communication indicating they have been nominated by you and encouraging they apply by providing responses to the required questions.


Future 15 annually profiles 15 area young professionals who are growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are currently influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Brown County and will demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area in the future through professional accomplishments and community involvement. 


Young Professional of the Year will be selected from the pool of Future 15 recipients. This honor is presented to an individual with a demonstrated commitment to Brown County through civic and business involvement, especially during the past year. He/She will possess values consistent with those of Current including an unwavering responsibility to the community through involvement with local organizations that elevate the overall quality of life in Brown County and our ability to attract and retain young talent. 

2016 Young Professional of the Year: Matt Bero - Design Bero, Sponsored by Hawkins Ash CPAs

  • Sarah Beckman
  • Miranda Bonde
  • Ben Braun
  • Katie Guth
  • Lydia Harrer
  • Emily Jacobson
  • André Jacque
  • Jennifer Jones


  • Vanya Koepke
  • Mai J. Lo Lee. 
  • Josh Moser
  • Laura Rowell
  • Tony Steffek
  • Joe Vanden Avond
  • Alexia Wood
Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

This award is presented to a local business owner who exemplifies and holds true a commitment to Brown County through his/her demonstrated business entrepreneurial accomplishments. Consideration includes but goes beyond financial success by evaluating the individual's positive impact on the community as an entrepreneur. In addition, evaluating business success compared to defined goals will be considered. 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Laura Mossakowski – Laura Mossakowski LLC

  • Brandon Rohde - LiveTime, LLC
  • Brooke McMillan - Pure Barre Green Bay
  • Lee-Ann KlingspornAardvark Wine Lounge

Sponsored by M2 Logistics, Inc.

Next Generation Best Place to Work

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. 2016 Next Generation Best Place to Work: Performa, Inc

  • Bay Tek Games
  • Schneider
  • The Einstein Project


Sponsored by PAi