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40 Under 40 Awards

40 Under 40 Awards

2013 Forty Under 40

Each year, the Forty Under 40 awards program recognizes forty business leaders under the age of 40, for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service in Central Pennsylvania.

A judging panel comprised of past recipients of the award, reviews and scores the nominees to determine the top forty list. Winners are honored at an awards reception and also highlighted in a special publication that is inserted into the Central Penn Business Journal.

On October 16, the 19th class of Forty Under 40 award receipients were honored


Alphabetical by last name

Wilda N. Alessi, Senior Manager, Marketing
York County Economic Alliance

Ben Allatt, Vice President
JFC Medical

Vance E. Antonacci, Member
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

William David Barr, President & Chief Solutions Architect
Williams Forrest

Stephen M. Bartoli, CIMA, CPWA, First Vice President, Senior Investment Management Consultant
Morgan Stanley

John A. Bassounas, Client Services Director/Partner

Lisa Marie Benzie, Attorney
Angino & Rovner, PC

Matthew T. Bono, CPA, Manager, Accounting and Consulting Division; Manager, Information Technology Division
Walz, Deihm, Geisenberger, Bucklen & Tennis, P.C.

Christopher A. Cassel, CPA, Vice President
Kuntz Lesher Capital LLC

John M. Coles, Partner
Rhoads & Sinon LLP

Sherry M. Cracium-Bolin, CPA, Tax Manager
Rager, Lehman & Houck, P.C.

Jeremy R. DeBord, General Manager
Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home

W. Casey Deller, P.E., Project Manager & Technical Services Manager
C.S. Davidson, Inc.

C. Katherine DeStefano, MA, LPC, Founder/President
New Horizons Counseling Services, Inc.

Ali K. Detar, CPSM, Manager, Corporate Communications & Marketing
Gannett Fleming

Lori Dietrich, Sales & Marketing Manager
Worley & Obetz, Inc.

Mark R. DiGiamberdini, President
The Summit Firm, Inc.

Kimberly A. Etter, Director, Employment and Labor Relations
PinnacleHealth Medical Group, Inc.

George M. Fernandez, President & CEO
The Latino Connection

David Freedman, Partner
Barley Snyder, LLP

Andrew D. Guelcher, General Manager
Ciocca Honda/Ciocca Hyundai of Lebanon

Drew M. Helmstetter, MBA, Director, Large Group Sales
Capital BlueCross

Laura V. Hess, FSA, Partner & Consulting Actuary
Conrad Siegel Actuaries

Catherine A. Hoover, Project Engineer
Raudenbush Engineering, Inc.

Peter L. Kang, M.D., FACEP, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer
AllBetterCare Urgent Care Center

Zach A. Kauffman, Engineering Process Lead, Assembly Operations
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Zachary M. Khuri, Regional Vice President
Metro Bank

Justin J. Kovaleski, Director, Business Development
Eastern PCM, LLC

Wendy Lakatosh, CPA, Partner
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP

Brian W. Laub, Project Manager
Wohlsen Construction Company

Craig S. Sharnetzka, Esq., Attorney and Shareholder
CGA Law Firm

Karie Shearer Craig, Co-Founder & COO
WebpageFX, Inc.

Justin D. Shelton, President
Springwood Hospitality

Janice L. Snyder, CPA, Principal
McKonly & Asbury, LLP

Daniel Tad Thau, President/CEO
Millennium Circuits Limited

David R. Warner, Jr., Attorney & Shareholder
Buzgon Davis Law Offices

Lisa A. Williams, Laboratory Manager
MRG Labs

Adrian E. Young, JD, MBA, CAP, CFP, Executive Vice President
Ambassador Advisors, LLC

Ray Zaborney, Principal
State Street Strategies and Red Maverick Media

Jaime Lynn Zurat, Marketing Manager
Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats


Want to sponsor the 2014 event? Contact Shaun McCoach at or call (717) 236-4300.

Click here to be notified when we are accepting nominations for the 2014 class.

Past Program Highlights

2013 Forty Under 40 Slideshow

2013 Forty Under 40 Slideshow
Click on the picture to view a slideshow of the 2013 winners.

2013 Forty Under 40 Highlights

2013 Forty Under 40 Highlights
Click the image to the left to view the Forty Under 40 2013 event highlights.

2013 Forty Under 40 Special Publication

2013 Forty Under 40 Special Publication
Members of the Forty Under 40 class of 2013 have done some pretty extraordinary things in business at a young age, juggling a growing career, community service and maybe even a young family. Some might even say that they’re real-world superheroes, or at the very least, super people in our business community. Learn about their super powers and the superheroes who have inspired them.


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Business Events

WEBINAR: How to Leave Your Business in Style
Thursday, May 1, 2014
CPBJ's Small Business Strong Kick-Off Event
Monday, May 12, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Thursday, May 22, 2014
2014 Women of Influence
Monday, June 16, 2014
2014 Health Care Symposium
Friday, July 25, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Monday, September 22, 2014

Special Editions

Currents - Spring 2014

Currents - Spring 2014

Generations 2014

Generations 2014
What do Utz Quality Foods, Sun Motor Cars and Knoebels Amusement Resort have in common? They're all regional family businesses. Through the years, they have grown by successfully extending their businesses to the next generations. Today, these families maintain significant ownership in their companies, and they also have family members serving at the executive level. Read on to see many more examples of local family businesses — and family businesses in the making.

Giving Guide 2014

Giving Guide 2014
Central Pennsylvania’s nonprofits don’t sit around waiting for funds to fall into their pockets. Quite the contrary, they’re actively fundraising, networking and getting the community involved in their causes. See how 10 organizations are doing this, and how we can reach out to show our support. Also featured in this publication are the unique approaches and forward-thinking ways of the 2014 Nonprofit Innovation Award winners.

Milestones 2014

Milestones 2014
Join us in celebrating 30 Central Pennsylvania businesses and their notable anniversaries — from five years to 170 years. Reaching such milestones shows a steadfast dedication to improving the business and social landscape of our region. It's all done through impressive business ideas, dedicated employees, lots of gumption and a whole lot more. The result is smart business, and we can all learn from that.

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