Buckhead resident Krystall Waters is the LLS Georgia Chapter Woman of the Year. Pictured with her is Man of the Year Neal Shah.

A Buckhead resident has been named Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter.

Krystall Waters was named the 2014 Woman of the Year, raising $82,821.

The presentation was made at the campaign’s Grand Finale Gala at the Loews Atlanta Hotel on Saturday, June 14. Sixteen local community leaders — nine men and seven women — have been competing with each other for the last 10 weeks to raise the most money for LLS. In its sixth year, the event raised $748,197, exceeding the original goal by nearly $125,000.

Waters is a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate in the Private Wealth Management office of UBS Financial Services. She participated in the Atlanta Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Additionally, she is a former board member of the Atlanta Ballet.

Dr. Neal Shah with Feather Touch Dental was named the 2014 Man of the Year, raising $87,327. The Man of the Year runner up was Ryan Plantz of Lincoln Financial, and the Woman of the Year runner up was Melanie Romanaux of Somedia Solutions, Inc.

Kelly Wallace

Buckhead resident Kelly Wallace of YEAH! BURGER was awarded the Community Involvement Award; the award to the candidate that facilitated exposure in the community and built a strong program and team.

“We were pleased to recruit such an outstanding class of candidates for this campaign. While only two people are awarded the titles Man & Woman of the Year, we are extremely proud of all of our candidates. Due to their tremendous fundraising efforts we have raised critical funds to find a cure for blood cancers. We couldn’t be happier with their results,” said Tracy Manning, senior manager for the Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign.