Your 2019 Austin Under 40 Awards Winners

This past Saturday, Austin’s best and brightest young professionals were honored at the 21st Austin Under 40 Awards Presented by the Loewy Law Firm (AU40).

Bingham Group was proud to support as the sponsor for the Civics, Government & Public Affairs category.

Created and hosted by the Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) and Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), AU40 covers 16 categories.

You’ll find a full list of 2019 winner’s below, but we especially want to recognize Christopher Rios as this year’s Civics, Government & Public Affairs winner.

A community development officer with Texas Capital Bank, his also past chair of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and current Chair of CommUnityCare. You can learn more about Christopher on LinkedIn, here.

Lastly, more than $300,000 was raised that night, with proceeds going towards the YWA Foundation (YWAF) and the YMBL Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC).

Bingham Group founder and CEO A.J. Bingham also serves as YMBL’s 2019 president.

The 2019 AU40 winners:

• Architecture, Engineering and Construction: Katie Coyne, a certified ecologist at Asakura Robinson Company.

• Arts and Entertainment: Writer and actor Tarik Daniels, who also is founder and executive director of the mental health-focused nonprofit Whatsinthemirror?

• Civic, Government & Public affairs: Christopher Rios, the community development officer at Texas Capital Bank.

• Culinary Arts, Events and Hospitality: Kendall Antonelli, co-owner of Antonelli's Cheese. 

• Energy, mobility and transportation: Mica Crouse, air quality communications director for the Environmental Defense Fund.

• Financial and insurance services: Donald Park, senior vice president at private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

• Innovation and start-up: Erin Mays, CEO and co-founder of business consultancy The Ebco.

• Journalism, marketing and public relations: Jessica Scanlon, founder and managing director of Hot Dog PR.

• Legal: Elizabeth Henneke, executive director of the nonprofit Lone Star Justice Alliance.

• Medicine and healthcare and Austinite of the Year: Pritesh Gandhi of People's Community Clinic.

• Mentor of the year: Gayle Reaume, founder and CEO of Moolah U.

• Nonprofit service: Meme Styles, founder and president of the nonprofit Measure Austin.

• Real estate: Brittany Byrd Morrison, commercial business development officer at Heritage Title Company.

• Sports, wellness and fitness: Professional speaker Courtney Clark of Accelerated Resilience. 

• Technology: Jason Ballard, CEO at Icon Technology Inc.

• Youth and education: Anneliese Tanner, director of food services and nutrition at Austin Independent School District.

Bingham Group founder and CEO A.J. Bingham presenting the Civics, Government & Public Affairs award with this mother, Toni.

Bingham Group founder and CEO A.J. Bingham presenting the Civics, Government & Public Affairs award with this mother, Toni.

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