Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has announced the 2009 list of Indy’s Best and Brightest. The program selects 100 finalists in 10 categories based upon professional accomplishments and leadership qualities. All of the finalists must work within the Indianapolis area and be under the age of 40. Among the nominees is Chief Operations Officer Jonathan Stoops with PayGOV.US. In offering his congratulations, CEO Michael Hiatt boasted, "Jonathan has established himself as a powerful brand representative, strong motivator of employees, and decisive architect of dramatic organizational changes. A well respected leader, he ascended to the role of Chief Operations Officer two years ago, following an established record of successfully expanding the PayGOV.US brand into new markets. Jonathan has contributed significantly to our ongoing success." Congratulations to him and all of the nominees.
All 100 finalists will be recognized and one winner in each category will be announced. The ten winners receive significant benefits including enrollment in the Lacy Leadership LEAD program and participation in a partnership with the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC). Serial Entrepreneur and 2008 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureate, David Becker, is the event chair.
The Best and Brightest initiative was created by Junior Achievement to recognize the next generation of leaders in our community. Proceeds from Indy’s Best and Brightest benefit Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc.
PayGOV.US facilitates the electronic acceptance of payments for government agencies, utilities, and higher education. PayGOV.US, is privately-held and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.