Augusta Metro Chamber Announces 2024 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Augusta Magazine are proud to announce the selection of the 2024 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch. This year’s recipients of this annual award are leading the way, raising the bar, and setting the standard of service in our community. The Chamber is proud of the promising young talent in our region and hopeful for the future of these leaders. Join us in celebrating the following individuals as the 2024 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch:

  • Abby Bryant, Costa Farms

  • Kirsten Conrad, Club Car

  • Shiamante' Grimes, Textron Specialized Vehicles

  • Taylor Lamb, Augusta University

  • Aherial Polite, Augusta Technical College

  • Raysean Ricks, Augusta University

  • Jeannine Steinkuhl, NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC, Crowne Plaza North Augusta

  • Taggert VinZant, House of Tag

  • James Whitehead, SouthState Bank

  • Nicholas Wood, Piedmont Hospital

The 2024 Top 10 in 10 will be honored at the Augusta Metro Chamber’s Member Economic Luncheon on Thursday, June 27 at the Augusta Marriott. This award was developed in 2009 by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Augusta Magazine to annually highlight ten young professionals (age 25-35) in the Greater Augusta Region. In distinguishing these individuals, the Chamber aims to expand recognition for Augusta’s young professional talent throughout Georgia. The Top 10 are featured in the June issue of Augusta Magazine, and the Chamber nominates these top young professionals for Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 under 40. To learn more and see previous recipients of the Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch award, please visit