Leaders Under 40

Help us recognize leaders!

We see the difference you're making in the Stillwater community and we want to recognize you and others for those contributions. Young Professionals of Stillwater began Leaders Under 40 (previously Emerging Leaders) to celebrate the accomplishments of those who are making a difference in Stillwater - personally, professionally and civically. Leaders may be nominated by themselves or others. If you live and/or work in Stillwater, and you are under 41 as of November 17th, 2021 (because of canceling the event in 2020 due to COVID, we extended the age this year), you are invited to apply to be recognized as a dynamic, young community leader. 

Chamber staff and YPS board members are eligible for the award. To create equity for the awards, all judging is blind and the judges are not associated with the Chamber staff or YPS board.  Applicants who move on to round two will be notified by September 28th to the email provided. By submitting this application, you are agreeing to sign up for the free YPS membership and communications. 

We hope that you will join us as we recognize these leaders and celebrate the accomplishments of all of our nominees. 

The application deadline has now passed and all applications are being processed by an independent panel of judges.

 


 

Top Leaders Under 40

 2019                    2018                                2017                                      

Cody Manuel
 
  Robby Branscum, 
Stillwater Public Schools
 

Heather Anderson, 
Stillwater Public Schools

 
Aubrie Bowlan
 
 

Camaron Dearinger, 
DEARINGERS 

 

Marshall Baker, 
Oklahoma State University

 
Brittany Federko
 
  Trenton Inselman, 
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
 

John Mark Day,
Oklahoma State University

 
Tommy Hall
 
  Deann McKeever, 
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
 

Alex Evers,
Stillwater Martial Arts

 
Cathy Kindt
 
 

Chelsea Smith,
Stillwater Medical Center

 

Justin Hazzard,
Meridian Technology Center

 
Bryan Langford-Loftis
 
 

Josh Taylor,
Oklahoma State University

 

Kirsten Hoffman,
Interworks

 
Anastasia Mendoza
 
 

Jonathan Udoka,
Udoka Law

 

Megan Horton,
Oklahoma State University

 
Michelle Nabors
 
 

John Wedlake,
Stillwater Neurology 

 

Rachel Pickens,
Oklahoma Land Lady

 
Hailey Payne
 
  Shannon Williams,
Greige Goods
 

Steve Ruby,
Oklahoma State University

 
Erin Portman
 
  Allison Wilson,
Allison J. Wilson Law
 

Katie Roberts,
Cimarron Medical Services

 
   

 

 

Becky Taylor,
TSET Healthy Living

 
        Aaron Wilson,
Wilson Auto Family
 

2016                                 2015                                       2014

Robyn Baker, 
OSU Foundation
 

Jeremy Bale, 
Aspen Coffee

 

Mae Badiyan, 
The Blo Bar Salon & Spa

Damon Blalack, 
Red Dirt International 
Film Festival

 

Matt Beck, 
Oklahoma State University

 

Shawna Goodwin, 
Oklahoma State University
Museum of Art

Mario Borunda, 
Oklahoma State University
 

Brad Essary,
Red Rock Bakery

 

Will Joyce, 
Interworks

Shannon Cunningham, 
Northern Oklahoma College
 

Marcy Luter,
Meridian Technology Center

 

Dave Shideler, 
Oklahoma State University

Tara Depperschmidt,
RCB Bank

 

Amanda McCabe,
Oklahoma State University

 

Daniel Thrasher,
 Bank SNB

Kari Easson,
Stillwater Medical Center

 

Trish McPeek,
Oklahoma State University
Alumni Association

 

Angela Vivar, 
OSU RISE

Dawn Lindsley,
Oklahoma Department of Career 
& Technology Education

 

Brenda L. Morales,
Oklahoma State University

 

Mindy Walthall,
Oklahoma State University
Career Services

Justin Minges,
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

 

Kari Pratt,
Oklahoma State University

 

Cody Whittenburg,
 City of Stillwater

Miguel Najera,
Stillwater Police Department
 

Jillianne Tebow,
Central Electric Cooperative

 

Mark Wilkins, 
Oklahoma State University

Chef Tiffany Poe,
Oklahoma State University
 

Carrie Walling,
Stillwater Medical Center

 

Jeremy Zweiacker,
Oklahoma Department of Career
and Technology Education

Sara Siems,
Oklahoma State University