The Power 30 Under 30 Awards presentation in DC

22 Oct

Text, photos and videos

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

City Club of Washington has already probably used to many upscale and private events but the one happened on Thursday night, October, 21, was still one of a kind. FIRST in DC “Power 30 under 30” awards presentation attracted all the young nominees¬† in this fabulous venue, where finally “the 30” out of 140 finalists were announced.

Event chair of APEX society Chelsey Rodgers announcing the winners

What is Power 30 under 30? It is one of the most prestigious awards given to young professionals today. It was created to honor and encourage outstanding young individuals, in following categories:

*Arts, Entertainment & Media

* Business

* Community Service

* Politics

* Science & Technology

* Sports

It is National organization and you can nominate someone you know and who, by your opinion, deserves to be noticed and rewarded for their outstanding accomplishments.

Cities where currently The power 30 under 30 are being held: Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, New York, Seattle, and, of course, the very close to the heart Washington, D.C. If your city is not on the list, you can still apply under “All other cities not listed”.¬† All award should go where they are due!

Congratulations to the chosen!

Emily Brown, winner in Media category

Angelique Roche, winner in Community Service category

"Party favors"

Beautiful interiors of The city club of Washington

Arts, Entertainment, & Media

Emily Brown
Staff Writer, LRP Publications; Founder,

Pamela Ashley Brown
Reporter and Anchor, ABC Affiliate WJLA-TV

Matthew Dornic
Director, Quinn Gillespie & Associates; Editor, FishbowlDC

Rachael Glaws
Principal, RGI Events & Public Relations

Julianna Goldman
White House Correspondent for Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek

Katherine Kennedy
Co-Founder, Blonde Charity Mafia; Founder, Katherine Kennedy Consulting

Margot MacDonald
Young Artists Program Director, Songwriters’ Association of Washington

Luke Russert
Television and Radio Personality


Vinoda Basnayake
Managing Partner, Night Life Agency; International Associate, Patton Boggs LLP

Elliott Bisnow
Co-Founder, Bisnow

Chassydi Butts
Chief Administrative Operations Officer, Howard University

Peter Corbett
CEO, iStrategyLabs

Jenn Gustetic
Lead Associate, Phase One Consulting Group

Joel Holland
CEO, Footage Firm

Tim O’Shaughnessy

Kwabena Osei-Sarpong
President & CEO, Rife International, LLC

John Roby Penn, IV
Chairman of The Penn Trusts, Ltd., and Chairman of The Penn Foundation

Community Service

Amy Anda
Division Chief, HRM Enterprise Transformation Initiatives, Business Transformation Agency

Anne Mahlum
Founder and President, Back on My Feet

Angelique Roche’
Principal, A Squared Strategic Consulting; Legislative Aide, U.S. Senate

Wright Sigmund
Retail Broker, Next Realty Mid-Atlantic


Brian Bartlett
Managing Partner, Surus Strategies

Dyonicia Brown
Public Information and Community Relations Officer, D.C. Department of Employment Services

Joshua DuBois
White House Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Initiative, The White House

Jonathan Favreau
Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama

Gideon Lett
Senior Associate, APCO Worldwide

Maya Rupert
Senior Federal Policy Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Miriam Schwedt
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Science & Technology

Panutat Khunachak
Chief Technology Officer, Das Enterprises; Co-owner, Shadow Room


Ryan Zimmerman
Third Baseman, Washington Nationals

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