Young Professional of the Year Award

Colette Releford, Owner of Strive Business Solutions, presents Brett Friedman, Financial Planner with DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors, the first annual Young Professional of the Year Award in 2013.

What Is It?

The chamber’s Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader of the Chamber’s Young Professional’s group.


  • You must be a member of the GGCC.
  • You must be an active member of the GGCC’s Young Professional Group.
  • Applicant should demonstrate excellence, creativity, and show initiative in their company or profession.
  • Applicant should provide valuable service by contributing time and energy in service to community.
  • Applicant shall clearly serve as a role model for others personally and professionally.
  • Must be between the ages of 21-40 years old.
  • At least 1 or more years of professional experience in your current career.


The winner of the Young Professional of the Year award will be determined by committee review of the applications.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for entries is in November and are accepted either via mail or email. The award is presented at the GGCC’s Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony held in December. The winner is invited to attend with one guest as our guest of honor.

Brett Friedman of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors presents the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 2nd Annual Young Professional of the Year Award to Brittany Hilton of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (2014)

Previous Recipients:

2018: David McCormick-Goodhart, Savant Capital Management

2017: Brett Rough, Aerotek

2016: Brooke Bruch, Contemporaries, Inc

2015: PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington

2014: Brittany Hilton, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

2013: Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors


To Apply:

Complete this application and email to

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