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20th Annual Forty Under 40 Awards

Thursday, November 20, 2014
VIP Reception 11:15 a.m. to noon; Awards luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m.
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

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With nominations from the community and selections by a committee of business leaders, the Forty Under 40 awards recognize 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have achieved professional success and made significant civic contributions to our community. The award has become a prestigious honor. Hundreds of people are nominated, and only the best of the best are recognized. This is the 20th Anniversary of the award.

Congratulations to our 2014 honorees!

Jeanette Batiste, Foodlink Inc.
Enid Cardinal, Rochester Institute of Technology
Brian Carroll, Superior Group
Greg Carver, Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP
Greg Constantino, Northwestern Mutual
Carla D’Angelo, Trillium Health
Amanda Dreher, Junior League of Rochester
Jeremy Durham, Paychex Inc.
Jocelyn Evans, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Asher Flaum, Flaum Management Co. Inc.
K. Ellen Gallagher, Rochester General Health System
Paul Gebel, Effective UI
Valerie Goodberlet, Carestream Health Inc.
Taren Greenidge, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Sharitta Gross, Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College
Jason Hammer, Hammer Packaging
Aaron Hiller, EarthLink Business
John LaBoda III, Nixon Peabody LLP
Lorisa LaRocca, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
LaShunda Leslie-Smith, Young Women’s College Prep Foundation Inc.
Timothy Lyster, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Saul Maneiro, Rochester Area Community Foundation
Katherine McClung, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
Monica McCullough, PathStone Corp.
Kevin McGowan, Brighton Central School District
James Nonkes, Harris Beach PLLC
Michael Parrinello, the Bonadio Group
James Paulino, Goldberg Segalla
Ryan Payment, Lakeland Equipment
Michael Pinch, University of Rochester Medical Center
Doris Rankins, Insero & Co. CPAs, P.C.
Brian Sauers, Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.
Jaime Saunders, Alternatives for Battered Women
Elizabeth Schirmer, Sweetwater Energy Inc. and Untapped Shores International
Joseph Stefko, Center for Governmental Research
Justin Stevens, Sage, Rutty and Co. Inc.
Julia Tedesco, Foodlink Inc.
Matthew Tipple, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
Nicole VanGorder-Pratt, Upstate Special Needs Planning 
Jeff Welcher, Bene-Care Agency


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Click here to view photos from the 2013 event.


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Click here to view photos from the 2010 event.

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