Chamber Announces the 2018 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch

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The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Augusta Magazine, is pleased to announce the 2018 “Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch.” After a competitive nomination process, these 10 rising business professionals have emerged as this year’s most promising young talent to watch over the next 10 years.


The following professionals have been named the 2018 “Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch”:

  • Seth Babb, Director of Consumer Products with TaxSlayer
  • Crystal Bass, Project Manager with Textron Specialized Vehicles
  • Brittany Bush, Elementary Teacher with Richmond County Schools
  • Kayla Evette Cooper, Staff Attorney with Augusta Utilities Department
  • Crystal Crawford, Teacher with Richmond County Schools
  • Mary Anne Harasim, Director of Operations with IntelliGenesis
  • Garon Muller, Attorney with Burnside Law Firm
  • Prathik Reddy Padi, Manager IT SAP with Textron Specialized Vehicles
  • Robert Trinidad, Founder of Hope Today for a Better Tomorrow
  • Alicia Huff Vinyard, Breast Surgical Oncologist with AU Medical Center, Georgia Cancer Center


The Top 10 will be featured in the June issue of Augusta Magazine, and the Chamber nominates these top young professionals for Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 under 40. In recognizing these individuals, the Chamber aims to expand recognition for Augusta’s young professional talent throughout Georgia. Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. will honor each recipient at the Chamber’s Member Economic Luncheon on June 7 at Olmstead Hall in the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.