GenXYZ 2020: Young and Relentless
Introducing the 2020 Top 25 Young Professionals
Photo by Jeff Nelson.
So young, and yet — so accomplished.
That pretty much sums up the stellar group of under 40s chosen as ColoradoBiz’s 10th Annual Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals. Chosen from hundreds of entries by a panel of judges, they excel in both their personal and professional lives, making contributions not only through their work but wide-ranging philanthropic activities as well. Five individuals considered by the judges to be particularly outstanding are designated as Top 5, but make no mistake — the professionals on these pages are all the cream of the crop.
Read on to find out more about our latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers:
TOP 5 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS:
Justin Cohen, shareholder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Zoey DeWolf, director of state government affairs in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain western region of Sanofi
Lynn Granger, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council
David Hassoun, founder and CEO of RealEyes Media
Erik Huffman, founder and CEO at Handshake Leadership
Mike Albert, partner at Design Workshop
Nick Armstrong, owner of WTF Marketing
Melanie Lewis Dickerson, portfolio lead of Community Solutions
Megan Durning, VP of strategy and business development a lutheran Medical Center – SCL Health
Nadia Garas, project communications manager at Fluor and spokesperson at Denver Transit Partners
Clay Guillory, founder and CEO of Titan Robotics
Saul Huerta, senior associate at the Greenhouse Family of Companies
Hannah Krieger, executive director of Mentor Colorado
Andrew Lyon, founder and managing partner of Focused Energy
Sam Morris, president of Blue Star Recyclers
Taylor Merritt, CEO of Merritt Aluminum Products Company
Alina Nikishina, co-founder and program architect of The Mastery Network
Sarah Tiedeken O’Brien, partner and owner of Vertical Arts Architecture
Josh Oqueli, principal architect, founder and CEO of Bonsai Design + Build
Liddy Romero, founder and executive director at Worklife Partnership
Rosie Sanchez, manager at ACM LLP
Elexis Schroder, founder and head of haus at SchroderHaus
Scott Shrake, director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University
Tyler Van Eeckhaut, project manager at Mortenson
Michael Walters, SVP at KeyBank
For a complete list of this year’s 2020 GenXYZ award finalists, click here.