JA seeks nominations for 2022 Indy’s Best and Brightest

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is seeking nominations for their 18th annual Indy’s Best and Brightest event, presented by KPMG LLP. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in 10 different industry categories.

The categories honored include the following: Accounting; Banking & Financial Services; Education & Nonprofit; Government; Health & Life Sciences; Law; Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Media, Entertainment & Sports; Real Estate, Development & Construction; and Technology.  Ten finalists from each category will be chosen by a selection committee and announced in January 2022.  One winner from each category will be announced during the event on Thursday, March 24, 2022. 

The Best and Brightest event was created by Junior Achievement to recognize up and coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our community.  They are seeking the people who positively affect the Indianapolis workplace and community. Finalists in each category are judged on professional accomplishments and leadership qualities.

Please visit to nominate someone for one of the 10 categories described and for additional event details. Nominations will be accepted through November 19, 2021.

All 100 finalists will receive an award and the winner in each category will be announced at the event.

Proceeds from Indy’s Best and Brightest benefit Junior Achievement of Central Indiana programs. Please contact Renea Gates at 317-252-5900 x10 or with any questions.

Junior Achievement’s mission is to empower young people to own their future success. JA educates and inspires young people in the areas of career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and philanthropy through hands-on experiential learning opportunities for children in Preschool through High School. JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.