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2017 40 under Forty Awards


SRC Arena & Events Center, Syracuse, NY

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Our most popular event of the year! 40 Under Forty recognizes 40 ambitious, hard-working, civic-minded individuals, who are under the age of 40. These individuals have excelled in the workplace and in the community. This group demonstrates diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills; they thrive on active community  involvement and appreciate the importance of their role in advancing public good.They are our next leaders who will be making decisions for their businesses.

Event Emcee:
JoDee Kenney,
Spectrum News Morning Anchor


Congratulations 2017 Honorees!
• Jill Anderson - Syracuse Stage
Abigail Baird - Onondaga Community College
April Brissette - Bankers Healthcare Group
Nathan Brown - HOLT Architects
Iris L. Buczkowski - Strategic Financial Services, Inc.
Mark Ciaralli - Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC
Christopher Coville - Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.
Mike Crowley - Crowley Insurance Agency, Inc.
Sally Curran - Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.
Christine Durnin - Pinckney Hugo Group
Mary Earl - M&T Bank
Natalie Hempson-Elliott - Bousquet Holstein PLLC
Brendan Farnach - CEO/All Seasonings Ingredients, Inc.
DeAnna Germano - Chef4Rent
Madelyn Halstead - Pinckney Hugo Group
Keeley Ann Hines - The Bonadio Group
Justin Hummel - Hummel’s Office Plus
Rhonda Jasper - United Way of Seneca County
Elizabeth Kapfer - Annese, a ConvergeOne Company
Robinson Lingo - SRC, Inc.
Edin Ljuca - Northwestern Mutual
Melissa Marrone - Homeless & Housing Coalition of CNY
Nick McLaughlin - C&S Companies
Erica Vernold Miller - Professor Patty Cake Consulting, LLC
Erica Muscatello - Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC|
Rebecca Newman - Housing Visions
Robert O’Neal - New York State Dept of Fire Prevention & Control
Matthew Paulus - Paulus Development Company
Carrie Pollak - Hancock Estabrook, LLP
Madison Quinn - Onondaga County Office of Water Environment Protection
Jon Rogers - The Salvation Army
Katrina Skeval - Alzheimer’s Association
Pamela Smith - Syracuse Academy of Science
Manika Suryadevara - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Jake Tanner - Digital Hyve
Mark Trumbo - Syracuse University Athletics
Brian Voss - NBT Bank
Melody D. Westfall - Scalfone Law PLLC
Shawn Weiman - Nunn’s Home Medical Equipment
Stephanie Wright - Pyramid Management Group

About the Event:


  • Live Music 
  • Networking 
  • Passed Hors d’oeuvres
  • 20th anniversary awards celebration & more!
  • Connect with 20 years of 40 Under FORTY Honorees from around the Central New York Region!   

Average Attendance: 450+
Number of Years Produced: 20
How Are Nominees Selected? Online nomination process and judging panel review

Looking for more information? Contact Jill Allen at (315) 579-3917

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M&T Bank

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