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The Young Professionals Designate 10 Local Leaders at “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”

For the second year in a row the Young Professionals of Osceola County, one of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber’s nine area councils, have awarded up-and-coming leaders with the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today award. 

Recipients of this award must live or work in Osceola County.  They were nominated by their coworkers, peers, or employers and then asked to complete an extensive application process.  This year’s 10 winners were chosen by a committee of notable community members and their names were announced last month.

On Thursday, November 7th, all ten were honored at a reception held at the Berlinsky Community House in Downtown Kissimmee.  The honorees were as follows:

Krystle Bayliss, teacher, coach, and mentor at Osceola High School

Candice Casey, Branch and Support Services Manager at Hart Memorial Library

Detective TeKaya “TJ” Close with the Kissimmee Police Department

Ebony Cobb with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office

Will Cooper, Chief Operations Officer at the Community Hope Center

Sergeant Ian Downing with the Kissimmee Police Department

Andrew Harrell, owner of Harrell Insurance Agency

Robert Holborn, General Counsel for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

Kelly Trace, owner and founder of REACH and Headquarters Co-working

Matthew Tuchman, Coordinator of Community Involvement and Marketing at the Osceola County School District

In addition to these worthy young people, the Young Professionals also presented an award to Tom White and Centennial Bank for being a “Champion” of the YPs since their inception in 2016.

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Awards were sponsored by title sponsor Centennial Bank, as well as Edward Jones – Rob Rosen, The Marketects, and Balfour Beatty.

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