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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.

Nominate for 2023!

Nominations Deadline: July 28, 2023

Application Deadline: August 11, 2023


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

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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]

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. 


2021 Honorees:

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-CPCamp Hill School District

Veronica Morrison, Mette Evans & Woodside, P.C.

Jill E. Nye CIC, CISR, AINS, API, CAPIGunn 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. MelamedEsq., 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