Kentucky Chamber Announces Young Professional of the Year Award Finalists


March 4, 2024


Kentucky Chamber Announces Young Professional of the Year Award Finalists

Social Media Voting Contest Now Open


FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced , a new award to recognize a young professional for their leadership, innovation, and service in their career and community. A social media contest is now open to determine the winner.


The finalists include Alexandria Abell, Vice President and Commercial Banking Relationship Manager of PNC; Teddy Abrams, Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra; Seth Cutter, Vice President of Public Affairs of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG Airport); Colby Hall, Executive Director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR); Shelley Porter, Director of Engineering of Kentucky American Water; and Reuben Watson, Director of Outreach and Advancement of Sunrise Children’s Services. Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.


The finalists will be featured in a public voting contest on the Kentucky Chamber’s social media channels. Each of the finalists will be featured on the Kentucky Chamber’s , , , and pages starting on March 4th. Votes will be counted by the combined number of likes and shares for each finalist on those platforms, and votes will only be counted from the Kentucky Chamber's posts of each finalist. The voting period will close on March 23, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.


To learn more about the finalists, visit .


The winner of the Kentucky Young Professional of the Year Award will be recognized at the Kentucky Chamber’s on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, in Louisville. For more information on the Kentucky Chamber’s Inaugural Young Professionals Summit, visit