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Rising Stars 2016

Breaking into leadership in Pensacola is not easy, especially since it’s a place that has traditionally expected young people to “pay their dues” and “bide their time” while decisions about their community are made elsewhere.

But Inweekly recognized long ago that young leaders are the lifeblood of any prosperous, dynamic community. That’s why we facilitated the 2006 formation of Pensacola Young Professionals. We then launched Rising Stars to help put faces to the names of those under 35-year-olds seen by their peers, clients and bosses as upcoming leaders in their professions and the community.

With the addition of the 2016 class of Rising Stars, we have celebrated more than 400 men and women over the past eight years. Those honored represent a wide range of professions—including doctors, lawyers, artists, teachers and small business owners.

Some past “stars” have gone on to win elected office. Others have served on the boards of area non-profits.  This current class has the potential to accomplish equally great things. We look forward to seeing their impact on this community.

Rising Star photos by Grant Tyson of The Southern Creative (creativesouthern.com)