More than 350 people from all walks of life gathered on Tuesday in Malvern at the North American headquarters of Saint-Gobain to celebrate 40 of Chester County’s most distinguished millennials at the inaugural VISTA Millennial Superstars Award Reception.
VISTA Today, in conjunction with the Chester County Economic Development Council, recently launched VISTA Millennial Superstars, an annual initiative to honor emerging leaders who are leveraging their skills to ensure a bright future for the county.
“These VISTA Millennial Superstars are combining their own talents with a healthy dose of determination and persistence to create new opportunities for themselves, their teams, their clients, and their communities,” said Ken Knickerbocker, Publisher of VISTA Today.
“We thank you in advance for the world you’re helping to create,” said Dr. Erin DiMarco, Senior Vice President at WilmU, which has served working adults for more than 50 years and recently debuted a new, state-of-the-art campus across from the Concord Mall. “You refuse to settle for second best, you embrace technological advances, and you courageously challenge the status quo. You advocate for yourselves and those less advantaged, and you care deeply about the planet we share.”
Members of the 2020 Class of VISTA Millennial Superstars represented an array of fields, including education, medicine, politics, tourism, law, services, media, banking, and finance.
“It’s an honor to celebrate 40 successful, skilled, committed people,” said Kim Brumbaugh, the CEO of Brumbaugh Wealth Management, an Exton-based firm that commemorated its 15th anniversary last year. “I was given an opportunity more than 30 years ago to work at a great company for a wonderful mentor. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is that people – the right people – are the most valuable asset to any company. And it’s our obligation as today’s business leaders to mentor our future leaders.”
In all, VISTA Today received more than 230 nominations that highlighted the impressive achievements of 184 local millennials. The 40 VISTA Millennial Superstars were then chosen after a rigorous review process.
“Beyond furthering their own careers, the common theme among these individuals was their involvement with the community,” said Knickerbocker. “Whether it’s sitting on boards, volunteering, preparing others to support themselves, or running for office, these young men and women are very active in their communities.”