ABOUT THE AWARDS
Each year, BYP honors young professionals making a difference. Professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 are recognized in several categories (details below). One outstanding business or organization is also honored as the Best Next Generation Place to Work. Applicants are assessed by a panel of community member judges representing different industries and age groups.
Young Professional of the Year-This award is presented to a young professional who has emerged as a business leader, demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in their career and has made a positive impact in the workplace.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year-This award is presented to a young professional whose entrepreneurial vision, innovation, courage and leadership in creating a successful business has made a positive impact on their community.
Young Citizen of the Year– This award is presented to a young professional whose extraordinary civic engagement, volunteerism and public service has benefited their community.
Young Leader of the Year-This award is presented to a young professional who has demonstrated initiative, taken on leadership roles in their community and acted as role model to those around them.
Best Next Generation Workplace– This award is presented to an Idaho business or organization that demonstrates a commitment to attracting, retaining and developing the young, professional workforce.
Nominations take place each year during the summer.
2019 Program Sponsors
2019 Award Recipients & Finalists
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Kati Stallings, deChase Miksis Development
Mary Ann Liby, The Idaho Food Bank
Kaitlin Tookey Palmer, Wilson Homes at Amherst Madison
BEST NEXT-GENERATION WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR
CTA Architects Engineers
YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Maya Duratovic, Boise State University
Lindsay Meloy, Auric Solar
Eric Rush, Micron Technology
YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR
Victor Ferral, BRS Architects
Diana DeJesus, University of Idaho
Neiman Hatcher, P3 Strategy Group
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Daniel Landucci, Paddles Up Poké
Lindsey Thurow, Idaho Concierge Company
McKenzie Young, Boise Boss Babes