I always enjoy seeing the mix of industries, backgrounds, and impressive accomplishments of the young professionals in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods as I prepare our 20 Under 40 section each year.
Honorees are nominated by members of the community and selected by a committee including People Newspapers staff, members of the Park Cities Rotary Club, and a previous honoree.
From retail to the North Texas philanthropy scene, our 2023 honorees have made a difference in their communities, workplaces, and career fields in the North Texas region and beyond.
I’m proud to be able to see firsthand and share the stories of how people of so many ages in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow are working to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems and help their neighbors.
I can say I’ve been inspired by our honorees’ dedication to their community and careers, and I hope our readers are, too.
Some standouts this year include:
- The first Asian American Miss Texas who’s still in her 20s and already has a charitable foundation with her mother and her own social media consulting business.
- A clothing designer and business owner whose company centers around giving back to the Dallas community and her native Colombia.
- A restauranteur who founded a cafe to employ and mentor children aging out of the foster care system.
In addition to our 20 Under 40, we highlight an Episcopal School of Dallas student who started a blog with her mother in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to share ideas and provide advice for other teens.
We hope you also enjoy learning about your neighbors and come away inspired.
Know of a young professional who would be a great candidate for the section next year? Fill out our 2024 pre-nomination form.
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