Millennials on the Move 2020

by CoVaBizMag

Celebrating Some of Coastal Virginia’s Most Talented, Creative, Driven, Community-Minded Young Professionals

Compiled by Leona Baker | Photography by David Uhrin

Additional photos by Hannah Baumer, Jonathan Rosemond and Mei Stukes

There is no doubt that 2020 will be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges. Yet, where there are challenges, there are opportunities. The 20 talented, creative, driven, community-minded professionals we have chosen to profile in CoVa BIZ’s annual Millennials on the Move feature are the kinds of individuals who know how to turn an opportunity into an innovation, a roadblock into a reason for success.

Below, they share some insight into what motivates and inspires them, new developments and ideas that excite them in Coastal Virginia and much more. We think you’ll agree that they are representative of a hopeful future for our region. Also this year, we honor our first “Gen Z on the Rise” as a new era of young people enter the workplace with a unique set of experiences and passions that will drive our economy and culture in the years to come.

To choose our 2020 Millennials on the Move, CoVa BIZ held an online nomination period in which colleagues nominated a millennial (or millennials were invited to nominate themselves). All nominations were reviewed by magazine representatives and selections were made based on demonstrated business excellence, community involvement and civic contributions in the Coastal Virginia region.

Special thanks to our 2020 Millennials on the Move sponsor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.

Bershire Hathaway


Want to celebrate your favorite millennial on social media? Be sure to visit Coastal Virginia Magazine channels, @coastalvamag, where we will be sharing photos of each honoree.

Jessica Bedenbaughi-Millennial on the Move

Jessica Bedenbaugh

30, Business Development Manager with Portsmouth Economic Development, Portsmouth

Tiffany Boyle-Millennial on the Move

Tiffany M. Boyle

36, Commissioner of the Revenue with the City of Newport News, Newport News

Lauren Ciampoli-Millennial on the Move

Lauren Ciampoli

29, Education Manager in Charge of Special Programs with Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach

Jaedda Hall-Millennial on the Move

Jaedda Hall 

32, STEM Promise Program Coordinator, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach

Brandon Johnson-Millennial on the Move

Brandon Johnson

31, Director of Sales & Marketing, Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News

Kristin Macon-Millennial on the Move

Kristin Macan

38, Director of Community Kitchens and Programs with Mercy Chefs, Portsmouth

Jake Maines-Millennial on the Move

Jake Maines

27, Creative Director with Array Digital, Chesapeake

Aaz Mickens-Millennial on the Move

Aazia (“Aaz”) Mickens-Dessaso 

32, Director of the Office of Innovation at Zel Technologies, Hampton

Zach Nissen-Millennial on the Move

Photo by Hannah Baumer

Zach Nissen

35, Community Outreach Manager, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Norfolk

Milena Radovic-Millennial on the Move

Milena Radovic

27, Associate, Jackson Lewis, P.C., Norfolk

Andy Rivenbark-Millennial on the Move

Andy Rivenbark

34, Financial Advisor with Towne Investment Group, Suffolk

Jaclyn Spainhour-Millennials on the Move

Jaclyn Spainhour

30, Museum Director with Hunter House Victorian Museum, Norfolk

Laura Rixey-Millennial on the Move

Laura Rixey

33, Associate Attorney with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Virginia Beach

Kim Stevenson-Millennial on the Move

Photo by Jonathan Rosemond

Kimberlee Stevenson

37, Youth Program Specialist with Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Norfolk

Jillian Talley-Millennial on the Move

Jillian Talley

27, Development Associate at YWCA South Hampton Roads, Norfolk

Chris Townsend-Millennial on the Move

Chase Townsend

34, Vice President- Commercial Relationship Manager with Truist Financial Corporation, Norfolk

Barbara Washer-Millennial on the Move

Barbara Washer

33, Director of Development & Programming with Virginia Ship Repair Association, Norfolk

Harold Williams-Millennial on the Move

Harold Williams Jr. 

35, Director of Annual Giving with Old Dominion University, Norfolk

Tyler Williamson-Millennial on the Move

Tyler Williamson

31, Incoming Executive Director, Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater (FACT), Virginia Beach

Laura Wright-Millennial on the Move

Laura Wright

37, Vice President, Marketing Director at Old Point National Bank, Hampton

Ashleigh Stukes-Millennial on the Move

Photo by Mei Stukes

Gen Z on the Rise

Ashleigh Janelle Stukes

19, Scout Educator, Virginia Air and Space Museum, Hampton

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