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Golden A.C.E. Awards & Gala

The Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals hosts an annual event highlighting emerging young leaders in the community who believe in Authentic Community Engagement, or A.C.E., and represent the award's namesake.

As an organization dedicated to making Tallahassee a city that can attract and retain Florida's young professional talent, the Golden A.C.E Awards & Gala recognizes the Capital City’s "Top 20 Under 40” young professionals. The overall award winner will be granted the title of Top A.C.E. Additional event proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization selected by the Top A.C.E.

This event is for the young and young at heart, and we invite members and non-members to attend our gala! Questions? Email for more information.

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, supported, and continue to contribute to the success of this annual event!


Our 2023 Nominees and Recipients

Louis Poskey
Danny Cruz
Erica Rojas
Lindsey Sheets
Terica Hall
Shavonne Austin
Monique Ellsworth
Khari James*

Katelyn Wonsock
Brianna Rogers

Justice Barrington
Mayra Zimmerman
Kosi Sumpter
Destini Feaster

Peter John (PJ) Newman
Shaqualyn Shedrick
Chirag Shah
Ben Clark

Casey Bierman
Keemasheka Jones

Amy Thorn
Courtney Thomas
Jim Sherwood
Curt Bender
Dustin Baker

Jackie Aleksy
Tracy Kessler
Keyunna Thomas
Stefan Babin

Riley Pool
Dreunna Holland

Names in bold above were selected as the 2023 Golden ACE recipients and awarded during the Golden ACE awards and Gala on June 3rd, 2023 at the Capital City Country Club. 

* Indicates the 2023 Top ACE Recipient. The charity chosen by the Top ACE and will be receiving a donation from TNYP is Black Cats and Old Dogs Rescue. 

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