Celebrating Coastal Virginia’s Innovative, Creative and Engaged Generation of Young Professionals
Compiled by Angela Blue | Photography by Will Hawkins
Get to know 20 of Coastal Virginia’s best and brightest millennials listed below. Though they’re distinctive in their industries, backgrounds, accomplishments and goals, as a whole they offer an insight into what the future holds for Coastal Virginia—and based on their answers, we have a lot to look forward to.
To choose our 2018 Millennials on the Move, CoVa BIZ held an online nomination period where colleagues and coworkers nominated a millennial (or millennials were invited to nominate themselves). Honorees were chosen by a panel of local business professionals: Angela Blue, Editor-in-Chief of CoVa BIZ; Ryan Downey, Director of Media & Community Relations for Hampton CVB; Crystal Harper, Meteorologist for 13News Now; Tricia Hudson, President & Owner of Strategic Solutions by Tricia, LLC; and April Woodard, co-host of WTKR’s “Coast Live.” Focus was given on identifying individuals who exemplify success in their professions while also working within the community to advance the region as a whole.
A Cavalier Class
We gathered our group of go-getters at The Cavalier in Virginia Beach for an after-work photo shoot. Thank you to the hotel and staff for allowing us the use of your immaculate venue.
Tiffany S. Williams
35, Director of Stewardship and Special Gifts at Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach
Cartwright Rixey Reilly
35, Attorney at Williams Mullen, Virginia Beach
Dennis Cestra Jr.
30, Vice President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Amanda C. Jarratt
35, President & CEO of Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.
Grant R. Page
26, Founder and President of Magna Imperio Systems Corp., Virginia Beach (headquartered in Houston, Texas)
Michael A. Franks
33, Vice President Commercial Loan Officer at TowneBank, Williamsburg
Aaron Frank Holley
30, Head Brewer and Owner of Wasserhund Brewing Company, Virginia Beach
37, Business Development Manager at Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Virginia Beach
Alvin (AJ) Hyman
34, Executive Chef at Sweetwater Cuisine, Virginia Beach
Kristen R. Jurjevich
31, Shareholder with Pender & Coward, P.C., Virginia Beach
Brittany Barham Johnson
34, Executive Director of the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth (PSL Properties, LLC)
Jeremy R. Moss
36, General Counsel & Human Resource Manager at Jo-Kell, Inc., Chesapeake
27, Coastal Scientist at Dewberry, Virginia Beach
33, Shareholder at Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C., Norfolk
Nicole M. Thurston
32, Attorney at Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC, Virginia Beach
31, Principal Consultant at Meeks Consulting, Virginia Beach
Ellis H. Pretlow
30, Associate Attorney at Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Norfolk
32, Vice President of Total Business Solutions, Inc., Portsmouth
31, Business Development + Community Relations Manager, The Town Center of Virginia Beach at Divaris Real Estate, Inc.