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.

Jennifer Lee

Young Professional 2022: Jennifer J. Lee

Jennifer J. Lee Senior Manager Adaptive Biotechnologies Favorite book? “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” by Gabriel García Márquez. Favorite sports team, if any. Arsenal (English Premier League) Favorite Tri-City restaurant?…

Kevin Moran

Young Professional 2022: Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran Community Development Officer STCU Favorite book? Movie? Movie: “Good Will Hunting” Book: “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” by Lemony Snicket Favorite sports team, if any. Mostly soccer…Portland Timbers,…

Ashley Morris

Young Professional 2022: Ashley T. Morris

Ashley T. Morris Deputy Assistant Manager for Business and Financial Operations and Deputy Chief Financial Officer U.S. Department of Energy Favorite music? My go-to is country music. Favorite thing to…

Anneke Rachinski

Young Professional 2022: Anneke M. Rachinski

Anneke M. Rachinski Director for Resource Development & Planned Giving Columbia Basin College Foundation What’s your dream vacation? My dream vacation is road tripping around to weird roadside attractions or…

Karisa Saywers

Young Professional 2022: Karisa M. Saywers

Karisa M. Saywers Director of Marketing Visit Tri-Cities Favorite book? Anything written by my friend and local author, Alexis Bass. Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? Paddleboarding First thing you…

Cynethia Sims

Young Professional 2022: Cynethia E. Sims

Cynethia E. Sims Waste Treatment Plant Controller Bechtel National Inc. Favorite movie? “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971 original version) Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? Walking the trails…

• 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.