Announcing this year’s WilmingtonBiz 100!
The WilmingtonBiz 100 is an annual Business Journal initiative to recognize the top 100 Power Players, Influencers, Innovators, Connectors, and Rising Stars impacting Southeastern North Carolina’s business landscape.
The Business Journal’s editorial team selected the WilmingtonBiz 100, who will be featured in the December issue of the WilmingtonBiz Magazine.
Here are the WilmingtonBiz 100:
The Rising Stars – The next generation of leaders who are already making waves (limited to those 35 years old and younger).
Webster Burrier IV, Director of Wealth Management, Dominion Wealth Management
Jarett Gattison, Director, Community Boys & Girls Club
Taylor Kash, Manager of OSP Engineering GIS/CAD, ATMC
Hayley Luckadoo, Marketing Coach & Motivational Speaker, Luckadoo Media Co.
Lauren McKenzie, Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
Jhaniqua Palmer, Outreach Director, YWCA Lower Cape Fear
Robert Parker, Senior Project Manager, Cape Fear Solar Systems
McKay Siegel, Partner, East West Partners
Barnes Sutton, Director of Planning & Development, Navassa
Cierra Washington, Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Northside Food Cooperative
The Connectors – The real-world networkers who bring together people and resources to get things done.
Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director, The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County
Laura Brogdon-Primavera, Director of Programs & Operations, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Chakema Clinton-Quintana, VP Inclusive Small Business, Live Oak Bank
Brenda Dixon, Founder, Get That Deed LLC
Michealle Gady, Founder, President & CEO, Atromotis LLC
Amy Grant, Owner, Art in Bloom Gallery
Randall Johnson, Execuitve Director, N.C. Biotechnology, Southeastern Region
Isabela Lujan & Gustavo Rodea, Co-Chairs, Latin American Business Council
Heather McWhorter, Director, UNCW CIE (interim) & SBTDC
Sheri Shaw, Assistant Dean for Student Success, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
Linda Rawley Thompson, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer, New Hanover County
Meade Van Pelt, Executive Director, The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center
Avery Washington II, City Ambassador, Bunker Labs
The Innovators – The disruptors shaking things up and getting the region to see things in a different way.
Neal Andrew, President, Andrew Consulting Engineers PC
Chris Andrews, Cool Wilmington Productions
Ash Aziz, Owner, Circa Restaurant Group
Chris Babcock, CEO, Apiture
Christian Cardamone, Broker, Aloha Real Estate & Keller Williams Innovate
Ben Currin, CEO, Vantaca
Nick Dyer, CEO, Catalyst Clinical Research
Shawn Hayes, Executive Director, Eden Village
Keith Holden, CEO & General Manager, ATMC
Adam Hooks, President, EMS LINQ Inc.
Emmanuel Ibarra, Owner & Accountant, ECG Restaurant Group
Jeff James, CEO, Wilmington Health
Danielle Mahon, Founder & CEO, Topsail Steamer
Brett Martin, Founder & CEO, CastleBranch
Yousry Sayed, CEO, Quality Chemical Laboratories LLC
Nicholas Smith, CEO & Founder, Geo Owl
Dave Sweyer, Founder, Vantaca
George Taylor, CEO, TRU Colors
Solange "Nikki” Thompson, Owner, Indochine Restaurant Group
Don & Evonne Varady, Co-Founders, Clean Eatz & Clean Eatz Kitchen
The Power Players – The businesspeople and officials having the greatest impact on the region’s business and economic landscape.
Spence Broadhurst & Hannah Dawson Gage, Chair & Vice Chair, New Hanover Community Endowment
Bill Cameron, Co-Founder & President, Cameron Management Inc.
Brian Clark, Executive Director, N.C. Ports
Brian Eckel, Partner, Cape Fear Commercial/GHK Cape Fear Development; Novant Health Board of Trustees Member
Natalie English, President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Huntley Garriott, President, Live Oak Bank
Michele Holbrook, Capital Program Manager, Corning Incorporated
Russ Lopatka, Wilmington Plant Manager, Corning Incorporated
Chip Mahan, Chairman & CEO, Live Oak Bank
Tim Milam, CEO, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
Jim Morton, President, CFCC
Pierre Naudé, CEO, nCino
Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor, UNCW
Shelbourn Stevens, President, NHRMC & Novant Health's Coastal Market
Jason Thompson, President, American Property Experts; Novant Health Board of Trustees Member
Neil Underwood, Partner, Canapi Ventures
Trey Wallace, President, Intracoastal Realty Corp.
Jay Wileman, President & CEO, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy