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2020 40 under Forty Awards


Virtual Event

Join us for this year's virtual event on November 4, 2020 -click the video link below!




• Rebecca Alexander, Upstate Medical University
• Jennifer Alfieri, Tompkins Financial Advisors

Alexander Behm, Clear Path for Veterans Inc.
Nicole Chidsey, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, PC
Georgia Crinnin, Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Deka Dancil, Syracuse University
John Eckmair, Utica National Insurance Group

Kara Gemmell, The Nottingham- a Loretto Community
David Graham, CH Insurance
• Susanne Gruening Angarano, Vaysen Studio
Nick Grimmer, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

Brendan Hall, CHA Consulting, Inc.
Kate Houck, David’s Refuge
Davon Hunter, Syracuse Community Connections
• Jasmin Jones, ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy
Katelyn Kriesel, Hansen’s Advisory Services

Diana LaMattina Abdella, NYS Assembly, Assemblyman Magnarelli
Jaime Lawlor-Wager, Cumulus Media
Brian Leydet Jr, SUNY ESF
Adam Mastroleo, Bond, Schoeneck & King

Travis Maus, S.E.E.D. Planning Group, LLC
Courtney Merriman, Barclay Damon LLP
Beth Meyer, M&T Bank Insurance Agency
• Lauren Monforte, Hennessy & Monforte Law Office
Jane Nicholson, MRB Group

Jimmy Oliver, Jr., Syracuse Parks & Recreation
Brian Raphael, Empire Dermatology, PLLC
Brian Rapp, Bill Rapp Auto Group
Juhanna Rogers, Centerstate CEO
Patrick Rohe, Rockbridge Investment Management
Christina Sauve, Cooperative Federal
Erich Schepp, Schepp Family Funeral Homes
Nick Shires, Dannible & McKee, LLP
Emily Taylor, Drive Research
Nicole Teska, Bowers & Company CPAs
Asalim Thabet, Upstate Medical University
Erin Weiman, Nunn’s Home Medical Equipment
Katie Wojdyla, Water Safari Resort
Kim Zaccaria, SRC, Inc
Jordan Zapisek, On My Team16

40 under Forty Awards recognizes 40 people under the age of 40 who have excelled in the workplace and in the community. 

Join us for this year's virtual event on November 4, 2020

Eligibility: Nominees must be 39 years old or younger as of October 31, 2020. Nominees must reside or work in one of the following CNY counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

If you have questions, please contact Jill Allen, Director of BizEventz at (315) 579-3917 or email

Interested in seeing who won last year? Click here!

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