40-40

Honoring Our Region’s Trailblazers

Leadership Center for Excellence held its first 40 Under 40 event in December 2014. This event recognizes 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate impact personally and/or professionally through their exceptional leadership in the DC metropolitan region. 40 Under 40 is an opportunity to show support for and invest in this next generation of trailblazers.

For its inaugural event in December 2014, we received approximately 250 nominations to fill 40 spots. Additionally, the event sold out well in advance of the luncheon date and again in 2015. Both years, we saw impressive cohorts of trailblazers join our group of 40 Under 40.

40 Under 40 is an initiative of Leadership Center for Excellence in partnership with Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Community Foundation, Arlington Economic Development and Sun Gazette.

2017 Honorees

Nominations are open for the 2017 celebration! Please click the button below to nominate yourself or someone you know. Previous honorees are ineligible.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 23, 2017

Submit a Nomination

Sponsorship Opportunities

Since its inaugural event in 2014, this event has sold out every year with more than 275 people registered. Want to gain exposure from this event? Sponsorships opportunities are available. Please contact Christina Falck, Director of Development, at cfalck@leadercenter.org or 703-528-2522.

40-40-2015

“Being recognized by the community for my accomplishments and contributions to Arlington County is such an honor. I am excited to be working with Leadership Center for Excellence to continue growing the next generation of leaders.” – Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, 2014 Honoree

2015 Honoree Statistics

Gender

Female 62
Male 38

Sector

Nonprofit 25
Private 50
Public 25

Past Honorees

2015

Tom Bartlett, The Boeing Company
Jessamyn Berniker, Williams & Connolly LLP
Gabrielle Bosché, The Millennial Solution
Eric Brescia, John Vihstadt for County Board Campaign
Steven Brown, Washington-Lee High School
Alayna Buckner, Elevate
Sheyna Burt, The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC
Emmanuel Caudillo, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Charles Clancy, Virginia Tech
Danielle Craddock, Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead, Inc.
Katie Cristol, Katie Cristol for Arlington County Board
Lyndsey DePalma, House of Steep
Kristina Dorville, Department of Homeland Security & Washington-Lee High School
Sara Duke, Encore Stage & Studio
Beatriz Duque Long, Epilepsy Foundation & Junior League of Northern Virginia
Moley Evans, EverWonder Camps
Mark Fedorchak, The Liberty Tavern
John Goldener, Crumpton Group
John Grant, Pew Charitable Trusts
Brodie Gregory, PDRI, a division of CEB (Corporate Executive Board)

Julie Huang, Tucker The Falls Church Episcopal
Sara Jaffe, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Jennifer Meder, Willis Towers Watson
Courtney Mesmer, American Telemedicine Association
Maureen Nesselrode, Arlington Public Schools
Koube Ngaaje, Arlington Food Assistance Center
Kyriakos Pagonis, Murray, Montgomery & O’Donnell
Shy Pahlevani, LiveSafe, Inc.
Devanshi Patel, Patel & Williams, PLLC
Veronica Perez-Perea, Arlington Public Schools
Evan Pritchard, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
Courtney Reeve, Aspire! Afterschool Learning
Angela Rose, Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment (PAVE)
Jane Rudolph, Arlington County, Department of Parks & Recreation
Kevin Shooshan, Shooshan Company
Eugene St. Clair, Humanproof, LLC
Alex Tremble, Jr., GPS Leadership Solutions
Zach Wahl, Enterprise Knowledge
Megan Wheeler, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Sheila Yosufy, Cardinal Bank

2014

Salim Adofo, National Black United Front
Nyambo Anuluoha, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
John Ayers, REDLattice Incorporated
Mike Barnes, YHR Restaurant Group & BluePrint IT Solultions
Sindy Benavides, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Katherine Bianco, DC Modern Luxury Magazine
Scott Brodbeck, Local News Now LLC
Ginger Brown, Arlington County Planning Commission
Billy Buck, Buck & Associates, Inc.
Nadia Conyers, Arlington Employment Center, Arlington County Government
Jeffrey DiLisi, Virginia Hospital Center
Laura Gamse, Daydream Reels
Erikka Gleckel, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Scott Gold, IBC, a DBS Company
Nick Gregorios, Avison Young
Chris Hamm, U.S. General Services Administration FEDSIM
Julia Hamm, Solar Electric Power Association
Sarah Hillware, Girls Health Ed & Cumulus Media
Paul Holland, Marstel-Day LLC
Jennifer Hovis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Melissa Impastato, Clark Construction Group LLC
Krysta Jones, Congressman Jim Moran/US House of Representatives
Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR)
Kim Klingler, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Matthew Kulkin, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Dania Matos, Latinas Leading Tomorrow
Ann McCarty, Arlington County Public Schools
Ron Novak, Segue Technologies, Inc.
Joseph Petty, Crystal City Business Improvement District
Mike Richardson, Chain Bridge Bank
Kate Roche, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Schneider, The College of William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Kelly Shooshan, The Shooshan Company
Marcio Silveira, Pavlov Financial Planning
Terron Sims, II, District Equity, LLC
Paul Singh, Disruption Corporation
Elaine Turville, Accenture
Andy VanHorn, The JBG Companies
Kedrick Whitmore, Venable LLP
Steven Yates, Opower

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