Thirty Outstanding Young Professionals Will Be Celebrated for Making a Difference in the Community

North County Incorporated, Regional Development Association (NCI) has named this year’s NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Leadership Award recipients. This remarkable group of up-and-coming professionals and volunteers, all of whom are making a significant difference in the North County area, will be recognized at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties reception on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Norwood Hills Country Club.

The 2014 NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in Their Thirties Leadership Award honorees, which will be recognized for their remarkable contributions to their profession and community, are:

Alicia Acklin, North County Resident

Tim Barrett, P.E., City of Florissant
Jessica Bitting, Ferguson-Florissant School District

Kelly Bracht, Ed.D., Ferguson-Florissant School District

Anise Braggs, North County Resident

Doug Bray, Ritenour School District

Susan Bushnell, March of Dimes

Charles Callison, M.D., SSM DePaul Health Center

Kiyoko Clark, SSM DePaul Health Center

Derek Craig, Regions Bank

Annamarie Davis, St. Ferdinand School

Rachel Giffhorn, The Bridge at Florissant

Addie Govero, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School

Chauncey Granger, Hazelwood School District

Michele Hoeft, Christian Hospital Foundation

Darius Kirk, Riverview Gardens School District

Scott Kratzer, Hazelwood School District

Carla Leggett, Riverview Gardens School District

Kori Logan, Hazelwood School District

Michael Lorenz, Lutheran High School North

DeAndria Player, Special School District

Andrea Purnell, Missouri Institute of Mental Health at UMSL

Melissa Rakers, Neighbors Credit Union
William Ray, Jr., St. Louis County

Miriam Roccia, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Nathan Sykes, US Bank

Stephanie Szoko, Hidden Lake

Keetra Thompson, Life is a Party

Terry Wilson, Jennings School District

Jessica Young, Northwest Chamber of Commerce

“This community’s up and coming in business, civic and community leaders are truly making a difference in our community through both their jobs and volunteerism. We are excited to celebrate their contributions to North County,” said Rebecca Zoll, President/CEO of NCI.

The public is invited to attend the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in Their Thirties reception and luncheon on September 26th. Reservations are required; the cost is $45.00 per person. Sponsorship packages are available and there is still room in the event program book for an individual or company to place an advertisement. More than 300 business, civic and community leaders attend this event each year. To make reservations, sponsor this event and/or purchase ad space in the event program book, contact the NCI office at (314) 895-6231 or visit for more information. For the most up to date information about NCI find us on FaceBook at North County Incorporated Regional Development Association.



North County Incorporated

8225 Florissant Rd., Suite 11
St. Louis, MO 63121
phone: (314) 895-6241


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