Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly introduces the new 2015 class of Forty Under 40 award winners.
This year's honorees, all under 40 years old, were chosen for making a difference on the job and in the community. The young professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges out of a record number of entries.
They will be celebrated during an awards dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Ceruti’s Banquet & Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne. Tickets are $50 each. Tables of 8 and 10 are available. To purchase tickets, visit FWBusiness.com under events or email email@example.com.
"I can't wait for the event in March. The room fills with this positive energy as you hear each honoree speak, which just makes everyone want to go out and do more at work and in their community," aid Terry Ward, chief executive officer for KPC Media Group, publisher of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. "It's really quite an amazing feeling and KPC is proud to be able to introduce these fine young professionals to northeast Indiana."
In addition, a special publication in the March 20, 2015 issue of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly will feature profiles of each of the Forty Under 40 honorees.
Following is the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Forty Under 40 Class of 2015:
Ahmed Abdelmageed, 37, Associate Professor & Director of Experiential Education, Manchester College
Katy Anderson, 26, Operations & Programming Director, Northeast Indiana Public radio
Stephen Bailey, 34, CEO & Digital marketer, Detailed web Design
Dan “Kennedy” Baisden, 31, Program Director, WAJI
Heather Barth, 39, Director of Fund Development, ACRES Land Trust
Adam Bouthot, 26, Business Manager, Get Fresh Farms
Jessica Butler, 28, Head of Marketing, NESCO Rentals
Jason Clagg, 37, Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Brian Clifford, 34, Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Heidi Colone, 32, Sales Manager, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Bryan Dailey, 36, Co-owner, Sharper Image Fence
Sam DiFilippo, 29, Development Officer, Rugby Indiana
Tiffanney Drummond, 35, Director of Career & Technical Education, Huntington County Community Schools
Chris Dubes, 37, Attorney, Barrett & McNagny
Megan Flohr, 34, Director of Services, Visit Fort Wayne
Patrick Florea, 29, Director Account Management, JH Specialties
Leah Good, 35, Attorney, Troyer & Good
Jeff Gruettert, 23, Operations manager, 3BG Supply Company
Ryan Harris, 38, President, Felderman Design-Build
Garien Hudson, 32, Director of Student Retention & Diversity Programming, University of Saint Francis
Kelly Johns, 37, Vice President of Human Resources, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union
Marshal Johnson, 36, Vice President & Financial Advisor, Howard Bailey Financial
Michelle Kimpel, 38, Health & Wellness Manager and Safety Chair, Turnstone Center
Nicole Krouse, 30, Director of Professional Outreach, Saint Joseph Hospital/Lutheran Health Net
Derek Laliberte, 34, Business Development Manager, Aptera
Samir Lakhany, 30, Vice President, Superhost Enterprise
Eden Lamb, 27, Store Manager, Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot
Michael Ledo, 33, President and CEO, AWP Sports
Susan Mendenhall, 30, President, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
Jessica Miller, 26, Air Service & Community Relations Manager, Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
Amos Norman, 33, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne
Sarah Pine, 26, Marketing Coordinator, Strahm Building Solutions
Cristina Ray-Durnell, 38, Owner & General Manager, el Azteca Mexican Restaurant
Gran Roberts, 37, Art Director & Senior Graphic Designer, Auctions America
Abraham Schwab, 38, Associate Professor of Philosophy, IPFW
Timothy Spradling, 39, Vice President of Sales, New image Printing & Design
Ashley Steenman, 31, Director of Business Development, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Francisco Townsend, 35, Program and International Director, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne
Ryan Twiss, 30, Big Goal Collaborative Director, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Marlon Wardlow, 38, Vice President of Operations Randallia, Parkview Health
Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in special section advertising, sponsorships, honoree gift donations and event tables can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.