Forty Under 40
The Forty Under 40 awards recognize Central PA’s young leaders based on their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspire change.
Nominations Deadline: July 28, 2023
Application Deadline: August 11, 2023
SAVE THE DATE
October 18, 2023
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Complete this form to nominate an individual for the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2023 Forty Under 40 Awards. Please know that all fields are required.
Nominations are due July 28, 2023
When the nomination form is completed, an automatically generated email will be sent to the nominee. To be considered for this award each nominee must complete an application. Each nominee has the opportunity to submit up to 3 letters of reference. These should be sent to [email protected] by the application deadline August 11, 2023. The only information included in the judging packet will be a nomination, application and up to 3 letters of reference.
• Must be employed in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county.
• Must be 39 years old or younger on August 11, 2023
• May be nominated by self or another person.
• May not be a previous Forty Under 40 award recipient.
CPBJ 2023 Forty Under 40 Nomination
How can I be considered for a Forty Under 40 award?
Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed in order to be considered for this award. A letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged to assist the judges in making their decision.
To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in Central Pennsylvania at the time of judging.
How often can I be considered?
Forty Under 40 winners can only win one time. Second year nominations and applications will not be considered.
Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting the Forty Under 40 winners?
Winners are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners. Judges look at an individual’s professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. It is helpful to have at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can speak to all three of these achievements.
Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?
Past judges have told us that the letter(s) of recommendation is helpful particularly when they are not familiar with the candidate. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to [email protected]. Please save all letters of recommendation as PDFs labeled with your name (or organization) led by the category or event you are being nominated for. The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.
Do the winners have to say something?
Winners do not speak live during the event, but will be profiled in a multi-media video that will be aired during the event.
I’m a Forty Under 40 award winner, what now?
Sit tight, a member of our team will contact you soon with any additional details.
If I’m a winner, do I need to purchase a ticket?
You do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself as an honoree. All other attendees must purchase a ticket. Sponsorship packages are available to purchase for those wanting large groups of tickets and additional benefits.
Can I buy an ad in the publication?
The Forty Under 40 program is supported through sponsorships. The ads you see in the magazine are part of the sponsorship packages. Please email [email protected]wermedia.com.
I purchased a ticket but have not received it?
Your ticket into a live event will be your name badge at the registration table. You should receive an email with event information a day or two before the event, but this will not be a ticket.
Contact [email protected] if you have any questions issues.
Kwasi Abrokwa, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Addeline Alaniz Edwards, Rotary Club of Harrisburg
Kristy Aurand, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster
Trevor Bare, FSA, EA, MAAA, Conrad Siegel
Sal Bauccio, HB Global LLC
Kevin J. Busher, Duane Morris Government Strategies
Nicolas Caputo, Daflure Heating Cooling & Solar
Thais Carrero, NALEO Educational Fund
Anthony D. Crerand, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Scott R. Davis, Liongard
Jessica Delp, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
Charles Eisenhart, McKonly and Asbury
Leah Eppinger, AICP, Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin
Peter J. Faben, Barley Snyder
Matthew S. Fox, CPA, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF)
Jeremiah N. Greenland, P.G., Susquehanna Civil Inc.
Johnathon Heller, CPA, RKL LLP
David P. Hostetter, PE, LEED AP, CEM, SCS Engineers
Sarah Hyser-Staub, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Mark Kandrysawtz, WellSpan Health
Natalie Kopp, PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Angela Leopold, Novak Strategic Advisors
Rebecca Lupfer, The Giant Company
Megan Miller SHRM-CP, Camp Hill School District
Veronica Morrison, Mette Evans & Woodside, P.C.
Jill E. Nye CIC, CISR, AINS, API, CAPI, Gunn Mowery LLC
Anthony Pappion, Community First Fund
Brian Paterniti, The Manufacturers’ Association
Kimberly Macut, HM Health Solutions
Angela Quigley, SEK CPAs and Advisors
Michael Reichman, York Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Rice, PennSpring Capital
Geoffrey M. Roche, Dignity Health Global Education
Steve Sanchez, The JDK Group
Jeremy J. Scheibelhut, Boyer & Ritter LLC
Aditya C. Sharma, WellSpan Health
Karen R. Shenk, CPA, CVA, CCIFP, CFE, Trout CPA
Sam Shrefler, Candoris
Morgan Tressler, RE/MAX 1st Advatage
Alyssa Wingenfield, PE, McClure Company
The 2020 Forty Under 40 honorees:
MaDonna A. Awotwi African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA
Catherine Azeles, CFP® Conrad Siegel
Amber Billet, MD WellSpan York Hospital
Amber Crawford-Wagman Turning Point Counseling & Advocacy Center
Michael Eby RKL LLP
Rebecca Howell Foote Foote Capital Mortgage Company
Nicholas V. Fox, Esquire McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Derick Fritchey Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Kate Harmon York Day Nursery/DreamWrights
John Z. Havas Nextier Bank
Ryan Hayman Hayman Studio
Ashley M. Hershey, CPA, CITP, MBA Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF)
Mary Kate Holder Grimes Hershey’s Ice Cream
Tucker R. Hull, Esq. The Law Office of Tucker R. Hull, LLC
Kim Kamowski The Sentinel
Alyssum M. Keefer, AWMA ®, AIF®, NSSA® Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Kevin Keller K2 Kinetics
Joshua D. Keefer North Group Consultants
Andrew Kern Clelan & Company
Allison Leitzel Williams Leitzel’s Jewelry
Parul Luthra Capital Blue Cross
Blake Lynch Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Kathleen Manna Mowery Construction
Mike McHenry Enginuity
Thomas McKee Buehler & McKee Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Anne L. Parmer Andculture
Catherine E Rowe Esq. Strokoff & Cowden, P.C.
Scott Shirley Pledge It
Adam Smith HB McClure Company, LLC
Brent Smith LINKBANK
Todd C. Snovel Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Erin E Treese Members 1st FCU
Joshua P. Trout Select Specialty Hospital – Central PA
Julie Vastyan Goolsby Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Curtis Voelker, MPS Central Penn College
Andrew Wallover, CLU CLTC Northwestern Mutual
Natalie M. Wech M&T Bank
Jeremy Young Lancaster City Alliance
Amy Zentz Wilson Zentz Industrial Services
Timothy Ziegler McConkey Insurance & Benefits
Learn more about our honorees!
Jaime L. Arroyo, ASSETS
Alex Baloga, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Brett Bauer, CPA, McKonly & Asbury
Benjamin Bostic, CPA, Boyer & Ritter, LLC
Joan Bradbury, Senate of Pennsylvania
Katie L. Brenneman, Benchmark Construction Co Inc
Paulina Colonna, Paragon Behavioral Health Services
J. Michael Curci, Fulton Bank
Michael J. Curran, SIOR, Landmark Commercial Realty
Kerry Dishner, Select Medical
Craig Tyler Dunkle, Marcus & Millichap
Martin Fedorko, White Rose Ventures
Asheleigh Forsburg, The Peyton Walker Foundation
Jennifer A. Galloway, Esq., Saxton & Stump, LLC
Heather Harris, Weaver Associates, Inc.
Lindsey Holtzman, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
Lauren S. Holubec, Ed.D., Emerge Education
Kate E. Hynes, Stock & Leader, Attorneys at Law
Melissa J. Irwin, CNS Companies
Zachary Taylor Jacobs, Leonhardt Manufacturing
Erica A. Kahl, WellSpan Health
Erin Loudenslager Kanter, Pennsylvania Bankers Association
Ashley Kliewer, MS, PA-C, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Dustin C. LeBlanc, West Shore Theatre
Emily K. Lewis, J.D., The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Brian R. Marchuck, CPA, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz
Elizabeth L. Melamed, Esq., Barley Snyder
Michelle Mowrer, MBA, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Devon Myers Kolomick, CGA Law Firm
Shea Neumann CDP, CDPSGF, Aurora Home Care and Hospice/NCCDP
John Nickey, LINKBANK
Allyson O’Neal, Hospice of Central PA
Roth J. Preap, York County Community Foundation/ York Youth Symphony Orchestra
Kristen Pucci, KRAE Consulting
Thomas Purcell, URL Insurance Group
Alexander Reber, CPA, MBA, Miller Dixon Drake, PC
Jason Schultz, CHA, High Hotels Ltd.
Conlan Swope, Warfel Construction Company
Holly P. White, Domani Wealth
Joseph J. Wysock III, MBA, CHC, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital