Forty under 40

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 under events or email

"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 for more information.

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