PHOTOS: Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers


by Dawgelene "Dr Dawj" Sangster- Chicago's elite showed up to support the Urban Business Roundtable's 2014 Class of Game Changers in Chicago. Held at the beautiful Arts Club of Chicago, this event was not one to be missed. Hosted by Pepper Miller of WVON's Urban Business Roundtable, this event highlights 40 individuals under the age of 40, who contribute to the best of what Chicago has to offer in terms of business, education, non-profit, finance, education, government and technology. Three of the key sponsors for the event were on hand to present awards and thank winners for their contributions to include, Mellody Hobson (Ariel Investments), Melody Spann Cooper (WVON) and Jerome Cheatham (Verizon). Winners included Torrey Barrett, Jeffrey Beckham, Jr., Hebru Brantley, Meredith Brooks, Rev. Dr. Shelley Brown, Edric Calahan, Emile Cambry, Jr., Elizabeth Dozier, Nosa C. Ehimwenman, Wendy Ellis, Ed.D, Amara Enyia, Ph.D, Kelly Fair, Jordyn Gaines, Theaster Gates, Courtney Gousman, Jud Henry, Demetrius Ivory, Kyra Kyles, Farissa Alexander Knox, Lisa Laws, Renee Matthews, M.D., Wendell D. Mosby, Joakim Noah, Andrea Polk, Berve Power, Justin Rakestraw, Xavier Ramey, Pam Redwood, Derek J. Robinson, M.D., Aaron D. Sims, Sheldon L. Smith, Jourdan Sorrell, Kurt Summers, Jimalita Tillman, Taylor Townsend, Rep. Arthur L. Turner, Anthony Walker, Salena Whitfield, Ph.D, Andrea Williams and Heather Boston Williams.

Overall, the event was a beautiful event designed by Larvetta Smith of L3 Eventeurs with great food, drinks and technology prize giveaways from Sponsor Verizon. Check out the photos.


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