Join us for the 2016 GenXYZ Awards event!

Get your tickets today for ColoradoBiz's premier young professional celebration!


ColoradoBiz magazine’s nationally recognized 7th Annual GenXYZ Awards Event on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. celebrates the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado and their impact on the state’s economy. Get ticket information!

Since its beginning in 2010, GenXYZ has become extremely competitive. With  hundreds of nominations, the honor of being recognized as one of Colorado's Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals continues to grow.

We look forward to sharing the surprise reveal of our Top Five Winners during our awards program and invite guests to enjoy the networking, high energy crowd, food, music, and photos that ColoradoBiz’s GenXYZ Awards Event offers! View photos from last year's GenXYZ event!

A panel of cross-sector judges convened to decide which of the 100-plus nominations received this year would be finalists for the GenXYZ Awards― a difficult task, as the competition was fierce.

Denver Channel 7News Reporter & Producer Eric Lupher will emcee the event from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All 25 finalists will participate in the awards celebration, with the top five winners and this year’s Fan Favorite unveiled at the GenXYZ event.

Here are the 2016 Top 25 Young Professionals:

Jessica Acosta: Environmental Consulting Services

Gordon Bronson: Seaward Hanfling Public Affairs

Jeff Casimir: Turing School of Software & Design

Travis Conway: SDR Ventures, Inc.

April Davis: Cupid’s Cronies

Stephanie Donner: Galvanize

Dan Epstein: Unreasonable Group

Keo Frazier: McWhinney

Cole Frock: Batky Howell/Skill Distillery

Kristin Golliher: WildRock Public Relations & Marketing

Nic Gray: Hyprloco

Adam Hasemeyer: Spire Digital

Natalie Henley: Volume Nine

Chanda Hinton-Leichtle: Chanda Plan Foundation

Justin Levy: Conscious Alliance

Genna Moe: The Art Base

Jeremy Nicholas: First Western Bank

Jeremy Ostermiller: Altitude Digital

Jeremiah Owen: Vivax Pros

Jeffrey Schell: The Quandary Group

Reed Smith: CoBiz Insurance

Jensen Sutta: Jensen Sutta Photography

Matt Teeters: Alpine Bank

Peter Melby: Greystone Technology

Blair Withington: Forbes M+A Group

PROGRAM 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: ColoradoBiz’s GenXYZ program recognizes outstanding Colorado business and community leaders between the ages of 21 and 39. Each finalist represents the diversity of Colorado and includes those who have had great accomplishments and made significant contributions to their businesses, industries and communities.

PUBLICATION: The September/October 2016 issue of ColoradoBiz features the 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado Business. To order additional copies, contact Liesel Schiffhauer at

ENTERTAINMENT: This awards event will gather young business professionals for cocktails, unique hors d’oeuvre stations, DJ RIPM, gusto green screen photo booth, and an awards ceremony. View photo booth photos from last year here!

For more event information contact: Anna Gough at


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