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.

Young Professional 2019: Dee Boyle

Young Professional 2019: Dee Boyle

Dee Boyle, Brand strategist at BrandCraft Marketing in Kennewick Age and hometown: 25, Pasco How long have you worked at BrandCraft Marketing? 2 years Describe your company: BrandCraft Marketing is a growth marketing firm driven by performance. We believe in well-thought strategy and execute with unrivaled marketing services through our team that contains vast and…

Young Professional 2019: Meaghan Brooks

Young Professional 2019: Meaghan Brooks

Meaghan Brooks, Mobile branch financial service specialist at HAPO Community Credit Union Age and hometown: 37, Richland How long have you worked at HAPO? 1 year, 3 months Describe your company: HAPO is definitely not a bank. We are a proud credit union that puts our members first. Our primary focus is to offer products…

Young Professional 2019: Ellicia Elliott

Young Professional 2019: Ellicia Elliott

Ellicia Elliott, Artistic director and co-founder of The Rude Mechanicals Age and hometown: 39, Kennewick How long have you worked for The Rude Mechanicals? 6 years Job title: Artistic director, co-founder of The Rude Mechanicals, as well as an adjunct professor at Walla Walla University teaching theater classes and directing the fall play, “Ada and…

Young Professional 2019: Brandon Lange

Young Professional 2019: Brandon Lange

Brandon Lange, Recreation, facility and marketing supervisor for the City of Kennewick Age and hometown: 34, Moses Lake How long have you worked for the City of Kennewick? 9 years Describe your company: The largest of the Tri-Cities is Kennewick. It stretches 29 square miles and features a variety of sporting and recreational activities, entertainment,…

Young Professional 2019: Dr. Antonio Lopez-Ibarra

Young Professional 2019: Dr. Antonio Lopez-Ibarra

Dr. Antonio Lopez-Ibarra, President and founder of Tri-City Dental Care in Kennewick Age and hometown: 34, Yakima How long have you worked at Tri-City Dental Care? 2 years Describe your company:  Our mission includes two parts: ultimate dental comfort and edifying our community. We are a dental spa that prides itself in offering the most…

Young Professional 2019: Angela Pashon

Young Professional 2019: Angela Pashon

Angela Pashon, Policy analyst and interim city clerk for the City of Pasco Age and hometown: 29, Puyallup How long have you worked for the City of Pasco? 3 years Describe your company: The city of Pasco is a municipality providing services to nearly 74,000 residents. As a council-manager form of government, residents elect seven…

ELIGIBILITY
• 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.

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