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2017 Legacy Magazine Awards: Coach Debbie highlighted as Honoree


Press Release: Legacy Magazine unveils lists of emerging young professionals in the region.

Listings will appear in the in the October 2nd editions of the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel newspapers, respectively. Hollywood, FL- Opa-locka City Commissioner Matthew A. Pigatt, North Bay Village Town Commissioner Andreana Jackson,

Super Bowl Champion Bryant McKinnie, and Invest Miami/Greater Fort Lauderdale Executive Director Erica Knowles are among the noted young professionals recognized as Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2017. The honorees were nominated by past honorees and community members. Then, they were selected by the publication based on their professional and philanthropic accomplishments. This year’s “40 Under 40” issues will be distributed in the October 2nd editions of the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel newspapers, respectively.

“To be young, influential and Black. It’s a powerful combination,” says Russell Motley, Legacy editor-in-chief. “Legacy magazine celebrates a talented group of professionals who are leading the way in South Florida. They are politicians, entertainers, designers, chefs, journalists, entrepreneurs, and tech experts, to name a few--all of them 40 or younger.”

The listings are also available digitally via the company’s newsletter. Legacy will host a black-tie cocktail reception and awards gala showcasing the honorees on Friday, October 6, at the Hilton Miami Airport (5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami). Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Miss Jessie’s Products CEO Miko Branch is delivering the keynote address and award-winning journalist Constance Simmons is hosting the gala.

“With the 40 Under 40 recognition, we aim to evoke a spirit of innovation, empowerment, and entrepreneurism,” Motley adds. “To whom much is given, much will be required. We have high expectations for this year’s honorees. And, we’re certain this won’t be the last time you hear about them.”

South Florida Honorees are: 1. Lisa Lee Arneaud, TV Host/ Community Outreach Programs Director, Lisa Lee, Inc. and State Attorney's Office 17th Judicial Circuit 2. Caleine Ajusma, M.Ed, School Counselor, The School District of Palm Beach County 3. Vania Bredy, Owner/COO, Bredy Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, LLC 4. Horace Buddoo, Mathematics Educator, Gulliver Schools 5. Lorin Burke, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch 6. Ann Charleus, J.D., Founder, SheroRising.org 7. Krystle Coleman, CEO, Midori Star Media Group 8. LaToya Davenport, MPA, Director, Program Support Services, Boys Town South Florida 9. Marcellus "Chello" Davis, Host/Actor/Comedian, Chello Works Inc. 10. Victor Demesmin, Jr., J.D., Attorney/Real Estate Associate/Mortgage Loan Originator/ Insurance Agent, The Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine and Demesmin Power Team 11. Santra Denis, Vice President of Community Prosperity, Catalyst Miami 12. Stephane Elias, Founder & CEO, E-nnovative Health 13. Basil E. Farrington II, Chair, Adult Education Deparment, Whiddon Rogers Education Center, School Board of Broward County 14. Darryl Forges, Reporter, NBC 6 15. Joshua Fredenburg, M.Ed., President / National Speaker, Vision XY and Circle of Change Leadership Conference 16. Leslie Anne Frye-Thomas, Senior Executive Creative Director, Reel Stories Creative 17. Jimmy Haynie, Branch Manager, Wells Fargo 18. Ashleigh Hue, Interior Designer, GL Homes /Huesang Design Group 19. Rolanda Joanice, J.D., Senior Best Interest Attorney, Guardian Ad Litem Program-Miami Dade 20. Vanessa Joseph, J.D., Attorney, Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc. 21. Peggy Laguerre, MS, Community Liaison, Sequel Youth and Family Services 22. Alain Lemaire, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Sensory Delights 23. Debbie Origho Manigat, M.S., Family Therapist, Coach Debbie Meditates 24. Crystal Channel Mathis, CEO/ Marketing Account Representative, Press Release Marketing 25. Yolande McCray, MSN, Executive Director, Julia’s Kids, Inc. 26. Bryant McKinnie, Former NFL Star & President, B Major Foundation 27. Elizee Milhomme, Vice President of Administration, National Black MBA Association- South Florida Chapter 28. Gregoire Narcisse, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual 29. Angelita Nicolas, Business Mogul, The Hot Spot 813 Fashion Boutique and Physician Family Pharmacy & Mini Clinic 30. George Odom, Jr., J.D., Managing Attorney, Law Office of George Odom Jr. P.L. 31. Andrew Palmer, MBA, Managing Director, Jencare Skin Farm & Day Spa 32. Jamala Patterson, Health Engagement Partner, Cigna 33. Adam Ramsey, O.D., Optometric Physician, Iconic Eye Care 34. Sharna Reece, Marketing Associate, Mosaic Group 35. Gabriel Sheffield, CEO & Owner, Perspectix Productions 36. Stephanie Singleton-Williams, M.Ed., CEO/ Managing Member, Superb Care, Inc. and Trio Property Buyers/Trio Holdings LLC 37. Lasana Smith, Digital Sales Manager,Miami Herald and excelerate Digital 38. Kristy Taylor, DHSc, President & CEO, Heka Healthcare Consulting, LLC 39. Jaunai Walker, M.B.A., Sales & Leadership Speaker/Trainer, The John Maxwell Team 40. Eric Yutzy, Anchor, WPLG-Local 10

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ABOUT LEGACY MAGAZINE: Established in 2004, Legacy Magazine is the premiere publication for South Florida’s Black Influencers and Affluencers. Through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, Legacy serves millions of readers and it published bi-monthly.

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