Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly honored the winners of the Forty Under 40 Awards.

The awards honor 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are making a difference on the job and in their community. A ceremony March 24 was held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Event sponsors were Lake City Bank, Lincoln Financial Group and PNC Bank.

These young professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges out of a record number of entries.

Following are the members of the Business Weekly Forty Under 40 Class of 2016:

  • Eric Ade, 37, general manager, Three Rivers Running Company, Fort Wayne

  • Dana Berkes, 34, public affairs manager, NIPSCO, Fort Wayne

  • Rachel Blakeman, 39, compliance officer, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne

  • Margaret Brooks, 35, project superintendent, Brooks Construction Company, Inc., Fort Wayne

  • Zeke Bryant, 36, assistant director of media services, Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne

  • Ellen Cutter, 34, director, Community Research Institute, Fort Wayne

  • Jordan Essman DeMond, 26, broker, RE/MAX Results, Angola

  • David Faust, 36, CEO, Ro12 Enterprises/The PWT Group, Fort Wayne

  • Jennifer Ford, 37, owner, Choice Designs Inc./Jennifer Ford Art, Huntertown

  • Marietta Frye, 39, director of advising for the College of Arts and Sciences, IPFW, Fort Wayne

  • Alison Gerardot, 34, director of programming & events, Riverfront Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne

  • Ryan Giese, 23, associate broker, Imagine Real Estate, New Haven

  • Damian (Dom) Gosheff, 37, counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels, Fort Wayne

  • Adam Hamid, 37, electrical engineer, Raytheon, Fort Wayne

  • Brent Harring, 32, assistant director of group sales, Fort Wayne Tin Caps, Fort Wayne

  • Sheenah Johnson, 32, director/lead choreographer, SheeKriStyle Academy of Dance Arts, Inc./Jam ‘n Learn Early Learning Center, Fort Wayne

  • Susie Kaiser, 38, director in-school education programs, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Fort Wayne

  • Michelle Kearns, 38, marketing communications director, Physicians Health Plan, Fort Wayne

  • Kara Kelley, 38, senior vice president, Asher Agency, Fort Wayne

  • Lucas Konger, 33, president, Vintage Archonics, Fort Wayne

  • Ryne Krock, 24, president and CEO, LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, LaGrange

  • Ryan Krueckeberg, 32, senior business data analyst, Lincoln Financial Group, Fort Wayne

  • Tin Hein Latt, 38, president, Fort Wayne Halal and Grocery, Fort Wayne

  • Matthew Marshall, 37, business relationship banker, IAB Financial Bank, Fort Wayne

  • Brandon McClain, 31, branch manager, PNC Bank, Fort Wayne

  • Max Meyer, 37, director of children’s education, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne

  • Carrie Meyer, 38, director of online learning, Taylor University, Columbia City

  • David Nicole, 39, president and CEO, United Way of Allen County, Fort Wayne

  • Edmond O’Neal, 34, senior program director, Northeast Indiana Works, Fort Wayne

  • Kelli Packnett, 33, building instructional coach, Levan Scott Academy, Fort Wayne

  • Jeremy Redding, 31, vice president operations, Commercial Filter Service Inc., Fort Wayne

  • Heather Regan, 38, REALTOR/broker, Reecer Properties Inc., Fort Wayne

  • Molly Rommel, 38, marketing director, Barrett McNagny, Fort Wayne

  • Shelley Lopez Schwab, 38, chief development officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Decatur

  • Shauna Shafer, 38, Parkview senior services, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne

  • Gary Skeel, 36, owner, Wine Down Tastings and Tapas, Fort Wayne

  • Shawn Sollenberger, 38, senior manager, Baden Gage & Schroeder, Fort Wayne

  • Mychal Thom, 38, principal, Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne

  • Carmen Tse, 38, financial analysis manager, Lincoln Financial Group, Fort Wayne

  • Ian White, 26, front desk manager/EMR administrator, Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, Fort Wayne