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CEOs of the future: Young professionals with Big dreams party inner child style

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121, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Marcus Carter, Joe McKinney, Melissa Fitzgerald, Paul Pettie
Marcus Carter, Joe McKinney, Melissa Fitzgerald, Paul Pettie Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
129, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jennifer Sadler, Victor Hurst, Brittany Tesnear
Jennifer Sadler, Victor Hurst, Brittany Tesnear Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
128, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Levi Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Jill Vanzelfden
Levi Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Jill VanZelfden Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
127, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jairo Matthews, Ruth Marchini, Jeff Peoples, Tyler Coldwell
Jairo Matthews, Ruth Marchini, Jeff Peoples, Tyler Coldwell Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
110, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Melissa Seuffert, Kasandra Vitacca, Kelly Ann Vitacca
Melissa Seuffert, Kasandra Vitacca, Kelly Ann Vitacca Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
102, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Matt Mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
053, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, people
Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
044, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Christina Gates, Jairo Matthews
Christina Gates, Jairo Matthews Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
036, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Kod Odimgbe, Stacy Robinson, Marcus Carter
Kod Odimgbe, Stacy Robinson, Marcus Carter Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
028, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Chelsea Neville, Chris Roberts
Chelsea Neville, Chris Roberts Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
025, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jared Hawkins, Meena Haque, Armand Lutz
Jared Hawkins, Meena Haque, Armand Lutz Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
017, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Liz Cleveland, Kevin Gilbert, Melissa Seuffert
Liz Cleveland, Kevin Gilbert, Melissa Seuffert Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
016, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Hong Bui, Brad Horvatich, Lisa Carlos, Sebastian Boileau
Hong Bui, Brad Horvatich, Lisa Carlos, Sebastian Boileau Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
047, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jennifer Sadler, Brittany Tesnear, Amish Dalal
Jennifer Sadler, Brittany Tesnear, Amish Dalal Photo by © Federico Villamayor/CultureMapSNAP.com
121, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Marcus Carter, Joe McKinney, Melissa Fitzgerald, Paul Pettie
129, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jennifer Sadler, Victor Hurst, Brittany Tesnear
128, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Levi Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Jill Vanzelfden
127, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jairo Matthews, Ruth Marchini, Jeff Peoples, Tyler Coldwell
110, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Melissa Seuffert, Kasandra Vitacca, Kelly Ann Vitacca
102, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Matt Mullenweg
053, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, people
044, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Christina Gates, Jairo Matthews
036, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Kod Odimgbe, Stacy Robinson, Marcus Carter
028, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Chelsea Neville, Chris Roberts
025, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jared Hawkins, Meena Haque, Armand Lutz
017, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Liz Cleveland, Kevin Gilbert, Melissa Seuffert
016, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Hong Bui, Brad Horvatich, Lisa Carlos, Sebastian Boileau
047, Houston's Emerging Leaders, November 2012, Jennifer Sadler, Brittany Tesnear, Amish Dalal

Could there have been a few future CEOs in the mix at Advantage BMW in Midtown the other night? Possibly, as the Houston Downtown Alliance's Emerging Leaders young professionals group drew 150 up-and-comers to a party that was themed in the tradition of Tom Hanks' Big.

Releasing their inner child, guests tested their skills at the Saint Arnold ring toss, the giant Jenga and cornhole and tussled in billowing sumo suits. The entertainment included a clown providing balloon creations, a caricaturist and a DJ spinning tunes for the night. 

Sustenance for the twentysomething and thirtysomething crowd came from BlackFinn American Grille, Saint Arnold Brewing Co. and Republic Tequila.

The youthful party crowd included Emerging Leaders chair Jillian VanZelfden, Paul Pettie, Matt Mullenweg, Kelly Ann Vitacca, Marcus Carter and Leslie Jackson, Michael Coppens, Elizabeth Cleveland, Stacy Robinson, Kelly Kindred and Houston Downtown Alliance CEO Andrew Huang.

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