32 Under 32: At The Core | 2022 Event Recap

32 Under 32 Badge 32 Under 32: At The Core was hosted on Friday, May 20 at The Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis, with 400+ guests in attendance. After 2 years of virtual events, Ad 2 was ready to celebrate in person. 32 Under 32 was created to recognize young marketing, advertising, and creative minds who not only excel at their job, but also go above and beyond for the betterment of others. With our 2022 theme being “At The Core”, we wanted to acknowledge those who exude that spark of going above and beyond for others – all the way from their core. We devoted the evening to show appreciation for the marketers who put in the hours, strive to make their workplace better, aspire to be leaders and wish to make a difference.

118 Stellar Nominees & 32 Wonderful Winners

Without the industry rockstars who make this award show all that it is, there would be no reason to gather. This year’s 32 Under 32 broke the record for number of nominations submitted totaling 118 nominees! And of those 118 people, local industry executives voted for the top 32 via an anonymous, rank voting system. Huge congrats to all the nominees and winners of this year’s 32 Under 32! 

2022 Winners

Alicia Kruse

Ashlei Rolloff

Ashley Skelly-Lekson

Bert Lee

Cady Patton

Chloe Lewis

Emily Baker

Emma Dahlgren

Franny Quirsfeld

Gina Vo

Haley Nixon

Jen Zandlo

Johanna Holub

Jordan Kranick

Julie Johnson

Kelsey Straub

Kelsey Winter

Kjerstin Meyer

Kyle Rossiter

Maddie Spott

Marguerite Winter

Mónica Nadal

Pallavi Janiani

Patience Lekien

Profit Idowu

Robert Atkinson

Sara Jean

Sarah Day

Sarah Medick

Shevon Greene

Taylor Lovaas

Tyler Weber


 A Special Thank You to the Premier Sponsors

32 Under 32 wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the event’s Premier Sponsors. A huge thank you to Gravity Global, Elumynt, Collective Measures, Voro, Shinebox and Curious Plot for their contributions to make the 2022 32 Under 32 a success. 

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2023!

About the Premier Sponsors

Gravity Global

Gravity Global is the world’s most awarded B2B agency, offering full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. We work for global brands across all sectors of the brand to demand journey, helping them to transform using our strategic lens of Fame, Admiration & Belief.


Elumynt delivers objectively better advertising. With 13 acquisitions and counting, Elumynt is ranked as the fastest growing agency in Minnesota by Inc. Magazine. We go way beyond superficial metrics like ROAS and instead operate around P&Ls to create genuinely profitable ecommerce growth.

Collective Measures

Collective Measures is a 100% employee-owned performance marketing agency. A collective of smart, dedicated, and driven people, Collective Measures bridges data and human behavior to deliver success for its clients. From media to content marketing and data engineering, Collective Measures’ success is rooted in leveraging the strengths of each of its employee-owners to cultivate a culture of courage, curiosity, and collaboration, and ultimately drive results. 


Voro is a digital media agency headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We convert the transparency of data into meaningful human experiences making brands relevant in the moments that matter most.


The Challenger Brand that needs to disrupt the status quo. The Legacy Brand that needs to rediscover its mojo. The New Brand that needs to find its story and its customers. All are welcome at Shinebox.

Curious Plot 

We’re a marketing, communications and consulting agency driven to find what’s next for food, agriculture and animal companion care. We are curious people, eager to learn, innovate and find solutions. We plot strategies that drive results – helping clients solve challenges by drawing on our experience in creative, public relations, digital communications, marketing automation, advertising and consulting.

Check out the gallery image from the evening!