National 4-H Council Named in Fast Company Annual List of the 100 Most Creative People in Business

By National 4-H Council May 15, 2017

President & CEO, Jennifer Sirangelo, represents the organization, joining the list of other leaders from Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and Google Cloud

Washington D.C., May 15, 2017Fast Company today announced its annual ranking of the 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2017, honoring an influential and diverse group of leading thinkers from a vast range of global industries, from tech and design to entertainment, media, government and nonprofit, health care, and food.

Earning the No. 46 spot on the list this year for “raising new leaders,” Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council, represents the nation’s largest youth development organization for its outstanding work to empower youth with the skills needed for life today and for all kinds of careers tomorrow. The recognition on this year’s list comes just one year after the launch of 4-H’s Grow True Leaders campaign, a rebranding initiative aimed to promote the diversity of 4-H programs and participants – with a goal of increasing membership from six million to ten million by 2025.

Select highlights of the list follow. To see the complete list go to:

  • Todd Yellin, Vice president of product, Netflix, “for figuring out how the world watches” (#2)
  • Fidji Simo, Vice president of product, Facebook, “for unlocking the emotion—and value—of love video (#4)
  • Donald Glover, Actor, musician, writer, producer, “for being a culture factory” (#8)
  • Rohit Prasad, VP and head scientist, Amazon Alexa and Toni Reid, VP Echo devices and Alexa, “for leading the voice-controlled revolution” (#10)
  • Barry Jenkins, Writer, director, Moonlight, for broadening perspectives (#15)
  • Massimo Bottura, Chef and cofounder, Food for Soul, “for nourishing the spirit (#24)
  • Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood, Head of music partnerships, Instagram, “for helping musicians think visually” (#36)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer, director, producer, actress, Fleabag, “for breaking the wall” (#48)
  • Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks “for channeling Hollywood’s inner nerd” (#50)
  • Kylie Jenner, Founder Kylie Cosmetics, “for inspiring lipstick lust” (#57)
  • Cleo Wade, Poet, artist, activist “for finding the message” (#100)

Introduced in 2009, The Most Creative People list was quickly established as one of Fast Company’s most esteemed franchises. Each year, the magazine’s editors present an all-new list of 100 chosen according to a proprietary methodology—honorees can’t repeat and anyone previously profiled in the print magazine is excluded. The resulting group represents highly accomplished, dynamic individuals whose work and ideas are driving the world forward. This year’s honorees join the expanding community of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 1000.

“Our editors scour the globe to identify the newest additions to the Most Creative People list. Each of the individuals we are spotlighting are making a sizable impact on business. I am truly awed and inspired by their achievements,” says Robert Safian, Editor, Fast Company.

Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business issue (June 2017) is available online now at and on newsstands beginning May 22. Join the Most Creative People conversation using #FCMostCreative.

About Fast Company

Fast Company is one of the world’s leading business media brands, with an editorial focus on creativity and innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc. and can be found online at

About 4-H

4 H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4 H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4 H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4 H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4 H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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