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The Baytown Sun – 20 Under 40

The Baytown Sun honored 20 of our area’s rising leaders for their business success and community impact during a ceremony held at the Baytown Community Center on Wednesday. First row, from left, Calyn Wesson, BHISD business manager; Renee Thibodeaux, State Farm agent; Janelle Brooks, owner of Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child; Christine Ponce, vice president of student success workforce and resource development at Lee College; and Jessica Rugg, assistant vice president of business development for Altus Hospital. Middle row, Laura Carr, president of Carr’s Tire & Automotive; Terri Bokyo-George, realtor with Coldwell Banker; Jackie Young, executive director of Texas Health and Environmental Alliance; and Max Jones, CFO of Max & Zach’s Vapor Shops. Back row, Taylor Henckel, owner of Chick-fil-A Baytown on Garth Road; Aaron Crowell, Baytown police officer; Steele Arthur, financial adviser at Fulcher Financial Group; Dustin Schubert, City of Baytown Parks and Recreation; Zachary Privitera, chemical engineer at Lone Star NGL- Energy Transfer; Jeb Shipp, business operations director for Patients ER; and Zach Jones, co-owner of Max & Zach’s Vapor Shops. Not pictured, Rico Burch, instrument engineer for ExxonMobil; Brandon Moderhack, therapeutic optometrist at Texas State Optical; Denise Martinez, director of preoperative services and ambulatory surgery at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital; Brett Sawyer, head football coach and athletic director at Ross S. Sterling High School; and Jennifer Walsh, head of communications for Covestro.

THE BAYTOWN SUN – 20 Under 40