Indianapolis Business Journal
20 in Their Twenties, 2023, Indianapolis Business Journal

IBJ’s 20 in their Twenties honors emerging leaders who are making an impact on their communities at the very start of their careers. These 20-somethings are entrepreneurs, engineers, volunteers and social justice advocates—and people who will continue to contribute in the decades ahead.

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Today’s event will highlight young adults in central Indiana whose achievements in business or the community stand out from their peers and excel beyond what would be expected at the person’s age.



Nate Feltman
President & CEO
IBJ Media

Keynote Speaker

Matt Whiteside
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Circle Beverage


Award Presentation

Lesley Weidenbener
Indianapolis Business Journal

Greg Weaver
Managing Editor
Indianapolis Business Journal

Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Matt Whiteside

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Circle Beverage

Matt has a background with organizations of varying sizes, having served in capacities as a corporate leader, consultant, and entrepreneur. He is a health & wellness fanatic that was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 3, which ultimately inspired him to found Circle Beverage, an Indianapolis-headquartered company where he currently serves as CEO.

Circle Beverage is a contract manufacturer that specializes in health and wellness products.  The company is a certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) and is committed to using business as a force for good to enrich the lives of its team members, partners, and community. At its Indianapolis facility, Circle manufactures products for both emerging and established brands with a global reach.

Matt has relocated to nine different cities in his life, both domestically and internationally, and in 2012 he selected Indiana as the foundation for his business & young, growing family.  Prior to Circle Beverage he founded and sold and served in various leadership positions at Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Indiana University Health, and Coca-Cola.  His community involvement spans several fitness, charitable, and leadership organizations, including the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Penrod Society and the Naptown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy.

Roshni Bag

Regional Service Line Director for Oncology & Neurosurgery
IU Health

Zechariah L. Banks


Morgan Donnelly

Senior Communications Specialist – Digital Brand
Cummins Inc.

Steven Emch

Orr Fellowship

Camila Fernández

Bilingual Reporter
Circle City Broadcasting

Charlie Hageboeck

Assistant Vice President & Commercial Relationship Manager

First Merchants Bank

Taylor Hollenbeck

Local Government Program Director
Indiana Office of Technology

Roger James Howard

Senior Manager, Global Trade
Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Taylor Hughes

Vice President, Policy & Strategy
Indy Chamber

Jamarro D. Johnson Jr.

Director of Youth & Family Services
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE)

Ryan May

Field Manager
Lucas Oil Stadium, Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County

Dustin W. Meeks

Barnes & Thornburg

Andrianna Moehle

Director of Governmental Affairs
Indiana Manufacturers Association

MaCie’ Moore

Business Planning and Analytics,
Princeton in Africa Fellow

International Livestock Research Institute

Cameron O’Connor

Project Manager
Shiel Sexton

Tim Page

Finance Manager
High Alpha

Ephraim Palmero

Assistant Program Officer, Food Systems
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Paula Angarita Rivera

Principal Scientist – MIH Leadership Development Program
Eli Lilly and Company

Calvin Sanders

Health Equity Program Manager
Indiana University Health

Rachel Woznicki

Project Manager
F.A. Wilhelm Construction