2016 Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala Forever Young Award Recipients

2016 Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala Forever Young Award Recipients

Mississippi Gulf Coast- Coast Young Professional’s 8th Annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi on June 15th and honored ten influential leaders and mentors along the Gulf Coast with the “Forever Young” Award.

Coast Young Professionals nominated several of their mentors for the “Forever Young” award. Forever Young candidates are persons of professional integrity who exemplify the spirit of service to their professions and who have, by their leadership, made a significant contribution to the advancement of a Coast Young Professionals Member’s career. Recipients of the award were not announced until the night of the event.

This year’s winners included Dennis Burke; RoAnna Chenault, Hancock Bank; Warren Conway, Conway and Associates; Billy Knight, Sr.; Ricky Mathews, NOLA Media Group; Paige Riley, Hillyer House; Ben Stone, Balch & Bingham; Cheli Strumila, Coast Observer; Dr. Jennifer Sutton, Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital & Beach View Veterinary Hospital; Chevis Swetman, The Peoples Bank.

For additional information regarding the Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala, contact Coast Young Professionals Director, Olivia Munn, at 228-604-0014.