Receiving the first ever GHBA Young Professional of the Year award is the proudest professional moment of my life. I always do my best to work towards results instead of recognition, but I must say that the recognition feels amazing. After receiving the award, I had several members come by to congratulate me, some of whom I just wanted to know my name several years ago. If it weren’t for the GHBA, I wouldn’t know these people, I wouldn’t be as involved in industry legislation, and I certainly wouldn’t be receiving such recognition.