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‘Top 10 of the Next Gen’ to be honored

The 2012 honorees. Click for a larger image. Pictured, from left: Wilson Greenlaw, Beth Williams, Meghann Cotter, Chris Muldrow, Linwood Thomas, Jennifer LaRock, Sebastian Haines, Leigh Snyder, David Newman and Beth Black.

Ten Fredericksburg-area young professionals will be honored Thursday at a holiday event organized by the local Next Generation of Business Leaders group.

This will be the second year of the “Top 10 of the Next Gen” awards. Last year’s winners picked this year’s honorees from a list of nominees. The awards go to professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 and recognize both workplace achievement and community service.

The 10 recipients will be honored at an event starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stevenson Ridge in Spotsylvania County. People interested in attending can contact Whitney Watts at or 540/373-9400.

Here are this year’s winners and organizations:

  • Beth Black, FOODE
  • Meghann Cotter, Micah Ecumenical Ministries
  • Wilson Greenlaw, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer
  • Sebastian Haines, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
  • Jennifer LaRock, Stevenson Ridge
  • Chris Muldrow, The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co.
  • David Newman, Silver Companies
  • Leigh Snyder, Virginia Partners Bank
  • Linwood Thomas, Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
  • Beth Williams, Hilldrup Companies