Young Professionals

Every year, the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business highlights local, rising stars who distinguish themselves in their careers for its annual Mid-Columbia Young Professionals edition. These young professionals are not only rockstars in their careers, but make a difference through charity work, leadership and community involvement.


Please meet our 2022 Young Professionals

Welcome to one of our favorite issues of the year – the one where we honor and celebrate our community’s up and coming leaders. This year marks our 15th annual…


Keep growing forward, Young Professionals

Are you 40 years old yet? Are you already experiencing a great deal of success in your career? Are you are wanting to make an even bigger impact in your…

Joel Bouchey

Young Professional 2022: Joel Bouchey

Joel Bouchey Regional Director & Public Policy Coordinator Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors Favorite book? Movie? Hard to name just one favorite of either, but book: “The Song of the…

Jenna Coddington

Young Professional 2022: Jenna Coddington

Jenna Coddington Managing Broker The Paragon Group What’s your dream vacation? Hiking the fjords of Scandinavia Favorite sports team, if any. Sounders and Seahawks Favorite music? 1970s and 1980s Most…

Madison Evangelista

Young Professional 2022: Madison M. Evangelista

Madison M. Evangelista Senior Communications Specialist Mid-Columbia Libraries Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? I love going to art shows through DrewBoy Creative or hiking Badger Mountain. Favorite music? I…

Tara Kenning

Young Professional 2022: Tara Jaraysi Kenning

Tara Jaraysi Kenning Asset Management Requirements Subject Matter Expert Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Battelle What’s your dream vacation? Mediterranean cruise where I can experience the finest the countries have to offer.…

• Applicants must be 40 years of age or under by Dec. 31, 2022.
• Work or live in Benton or Franklin counties.
• Cannot be a past winner.

• Submission deadline was Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
• Self-nominations and nominations for Young Professionals will be accepted.