A Teach for America graduate, Emily Masengale was named St. Louis teacher of the year while working at an alternative school she helped launch. Now age 30, she runs a recovery school for high school dropouts, which she also helped launch.
Competition has always come naturally to Jarrod Krisiloff, marketing director of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At age 31, he is the eldest of the next generation of the Hulman family to operate IMS.
Deron Kintner, 38, doesn't come from a political background. But a call from Mayor Ballard lured him from public finance work at a law firm to the city's bond bank. Now he spearheads Indianapolis' economic-development efforts.