In addition to the Awards of Excellence, APSP doles out an array of individual awards for the people who aspire to better the pool and spa profession. Here, we share the recipients of this year's Young Professionals of the Year Award, which recognizes forward-thinking leaders under the age of 40 who will be the voice of the next generation of pool, spa and hot tub professionals.

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Ben Bock
Branch Manager
SCP Distributors LLC
Houston, Texas



Brian Porter
Vice President
Premier Pools & Spas
Granite Bay, Calif.



Brandon Miller
Cajun Pools & Spas
Breaux Bridge, La.



Jason Vaughan, CBP
National Pools of Roanoke
Roanoke, Va.



Jacob Durand
J&M Pool Services
Newnan, Ga.



Jon Krawczyk
Superior Pools of Southwest Florida
Port Charlotte, Fla.



Michelle Ament
Town and Country Pools
Springfield, Va.



Joseph Varrone, CSP, CST
Pool Service Manger/Sales
All-Island Group
Farmingdale, N.Y.



Stephanie O'Neil
Retail Operations Manager
Contemporary Watercrafters, Inc.
Gaithersburg, Md.