Twelve of the most-watchable young industry pros have been selected from all nominations as this year’s PPB Rising Stars. The annual recognition program seeks out and spotlights the industry’s budding leaders based on their accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and involvement in their industry and communities.

PPB started the program in 2010 and since that time it has become one of the most sought-after recognitions in the industry with now more than 150 individuals being named to the list.

This year’s Rising Stars will be recognized during PPAI’s SPARK Direct-2-You on May 20. Read more about each of them in PPB’s September issue. Congratulations to these recipients:

Kirsten Elliott, A+ Wine Designs
Kristen Filzer, The Image Group
Sabrina Franz, CAS, SnugZ USA
Ashley Grenell, alphabroder
Katie Kahler, CAS, American Solutions for Business
Kara Keister, MAS, Social Good Promotions, Inc.
Kaylee Keith, CAS, Image Masters
Conner Matthews, BrightStores, Inc.
Austin Moody, Grapevine Designs, LLC
Danielle Olszewski, Vantage Apparel
Brandon Pecharich, PromoCorner
Michael Williams, AZX Sports