Our competition judges are invited volunteers drawn from a variety of community, regional, and national business backgrounds. Judges will be present for the initial pitch, site visits, and final pitch, and provide feedback to competitors throughout the process during these scheduled stages of the RISE Challenge. They do not provide consulting or advice outside of the competition schedule so as to maintain impartiality in their evaluations.
East Regional President of
Dr. Al Hambrick
Owner of Triple H Investment Group
Branch Manager of
Former Owner of
Diamond Insurance Group
Hillary Luckett Clark
Attorney at Bill Kennedy Law
Assoc. Vice President - Investments at
Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
CEO of Douglass Distributing
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 JUDGES
Each round of the competition is evaluated by a panel of judges representing a variety of business and professional expertise. Thank you to the members of the 2023 RISE Challenge panel!
Matt Brown | Brad Douglass | Djuna Forrester |
Dr. Al Hambrick | Jeff King | Stacy Diamond Rake |