Pierce is the third recipient of the Young Professional of the Year award.
Stephanie Pierce has been engaged in the community for the past 18 years after graduating from Kansas State University. She has previously been selected to participate in Flint Hills Leadership, Leadership Manhattan, and the James R. Coffman Leadership Institute.
Stephanie currently serves as the Chair of the Manhattan Chamber’s Hype (Helping Young Professionals Emerge) program.
She has served in leadership roles for the Friends of Leadership Manhattan, Manhattan Bridal Show Committee, Relay for Life and Women of K-State. Pierce also currently serves on the Membership and Marketing Committee for the University Economic Development Association.
Pierce is known by colleagues and friends as a hard worker, an advocate for small businesses, and a link between Manhattan businesses and Kansas State University. She is an emerging leader in the national university economic development sector and in the entrepreneurship community.
The Chamber’s Young Professional of the Year award honors an outstanding young professional for the variety of professional and philanthropic roles they serve that make a difference throughout our community.