For the second year in a row the Young Professionals of Osceola County, one of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber’s nine area councils, have awarded up-and-coming leaders with the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today award.
Recipients of this award must live or work in Osceola County. They were nominated by their coworkers, peers, or employers and then asked to complete an extensive application process. This year’s 10 winners were chosen by a committee of notable community members and their names were announced last month.
On Thursday, November 7th, all ten were honored at a reception held at the Berlinsky Community House in Downtown Kissimmee. The honorees were as follows:
Krystle Bayliss, teacher, coach, and mentor at Osceola High School
Candice Casey, Branch and Support Services Manager at Hart Memorial Library
Detective TeKaya “TJ” Close with the Kissimmee Police Department
Ebony Cobb with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office
Will Cooper, Chief Operations Officer at the Community Hope Center
Sergeant Ian Downing with the Kissimmee Police Department
Andrew Harrell, owner of Harrell Insurance Agency
Robert Holborn, General Counsel for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
Kelly Trace, owner and founder of REACH and Headquarters Co-working
Matthew Tuchman, Coordinator of Community Involvement and Marketing at the Osceola County School District
In addition to these worthy young people, the Young Professionals also presented an award to Tom White and Centennial Bank for being a “Champion” of the YPs since their inception in 2016.
The Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Awards were sponsored by title sponsor Centennial Bank, as well as Edward Jones – Rob Rosen, The Marketects, and Balfour Beatty.