Professor, alumna are Nashville Emerging Leader finalists


Chris Rowe

Christopher Rowe, interim director of the division of general engineering and director of engineering communications, and Carrie Little Stokes, a Vanderbilt civil engineering alumna and a project manager at engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., are finalists for the 2011 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.

NELA finalists represent young professionals under 40 in 14 industry classifications who are excelling in their careers and making a difference in the Nashville community.

Rowe is among five finalists in the Education category; Stokes is among five finalists in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction category.

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville revealed the finalists June 9. Winners will announced July 28.