The 2019 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) finalists were announced this week and 13 are YLC alumni! The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville annually present the NELAs, to recognize Nashville’s young professionals under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. NELA winners will be announced during the 13th annual NELA Ceremony on August 1, with presenting sponsor Lipscomb University College of Business. Congratulations to the following YLC alumni by category: Architecture, Engineering and Construction: Rebecca Ozols (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2016), Bell & Associates and Shikhar Shukla (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2017), Skanska USA Building, Inc.; Business Services: Paige Bigham (Class 71), Ankura; Financial Services: Sydney Ball (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2016), First Citizens National Bank; Erica Saeger (Class 63), Crosslin; and David Wells (Class 61), Woodmont Investment Counsel; Government and Public Affairs: Ashley Northington (Class 62), DENOR Brands + Public Relations; Hospitality and Tourism: Matt Boeshore (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2014), Credit Union Travel; Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing: Kristin Appelman (Class 71), Concept Technology Inc.; Real Estate Services: Tyler Graham (YLC/Massey Graduate School Alumni Class 2017), VILLAGE and Matthew Pierce (Class 66), Anchor Investments; Technology: Taylor Constantine (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2014), AudiencePoint and Ashley Larcinese (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2017). Good luck to all the finalists!