Forty Under 40 Awards
Nominations are now open for 2023!
Nomination Deadline: June 16, 2023
The Forty Under 40 awards recognize Lehigh Valley’s leaders who are under the age of 40 based on their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. They are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners.Nominate for 2023! 2022 Winners!
LVB 2023 Forty Under 40 NominationComplete this form to nominate an individual for Lehigh Valley Business' 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 the Greater Lehigh Valley.
- - Must be 39 years old or younger on April 22, 2022.
- - May be nominated by self or another person.
- - May not be a previous Forty Under 40 award recipient.
- - Must be an owner, partner, president, CEO, CFO, COO, or other senior-level executive or manager.
- - Must work for a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization.
- - May not be a member of a judge’s immediate family.
- - Only one individual may be nominated per company.
Tara Anthony City Center Residential
Ashley Bubbenmoyer, MBA Lehigh Valley Hospital and Roots Catering LLC
Ralph A. Capristo, MBA, CFP, RICP Forthright Wealth Planning
Tom Chiarella Gateway Ticketing Systems
Hannah Clark Michael Baker International
Chloe Cole Valley Youth House / Basement Poetry
Ikhlas Darkhalil, Ph.D., NRCC, MBA Senior Healthcare Executive in Lehigh Valley
Andrea Lee DeJesus A-List Salon Spa
Michael J. Dinan, CFP® Domani Wealth
Dominick Disalvo, LPC KidsPeace
Patrick Dugan Brown & Brown Insurance Lehigh Valley
Elizabeth Faust, CRNP Tower Health System
R.J. Fisher CryoConcepts LP
Leslie Frisbie Northwestern Lehigh School District
Steven A. Goffredo Muschlitz Excavating Inc.
Josh Hinkle Stifel Nicolaus and Co.
Stacee Hogan Lehigh Valley Health Network
Louis Holzman Altitude Marketing LLC
Jonathan M. Huerta, Esq. KingSpry
Jessica Kamber, M.Ed. Roberto Clemente Charter School
Kayla Nicole Karan DesignPoint Inc.
Amy B. Klatt Herbein + Company Inc.
Fred Koons III KSA&D Inc.
Adam McMahon Corporate Environments: A One Point Company
Ryan Miquel Populytics Inc./LVHN
Ryan Mulhearn Valley National Financial Advisors
Jessica O’Donnell Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber
Gretchen L. Petersen Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC
Kenny Rampolla Lost Tavern Brewing
Thomas D. Reardon, CFP® RKL Wealth Management
Greg J. Rentschler Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge Chevrolet
Matthew L. Riddick IQVIA
Stayce E. Rowlands Schlouch Inc.
Nicholas Sandercock Gross McGinley
Jessie Shappell ITNLehighValley
Jeff Tyber Tyber Medical LLC
Daniel Villanti DeSales University
Melissa Weinstein Sunburst Property Management
Eric A. Wiegand, CFP® River Wealth Advisors
Chris Williams, PE, LEED AP Barry Isett & Associates Inc.
Makala A. Ashmar Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority
Kristin Behler, MPH, MCHES® Populytics, Inc.
Travis Bieber RKL, LLP
Brett Biggs The Biggs Group at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Ashley N. Blessing Herbein + Company, Inc.
John T. Campomizzi The Seltzer Group
Kenneth R. Charette Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
Nicole L Chinnici East Stroudsburg University
Megan Conrad FMI (Fragrance Manufacturing, Inc.)
Kate Curcio Norris McLaughlin, P.A.; ABE Settlement Services, LLC
Cady Darago ESQuisite Marketing, LLC
Veronne Demesyeux, LMSW New Bethany Ministries
Jeffrey Drobins Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company
Edward Easterly Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly
Sarah Finney Miller NAI Summit
Joseph Franco Phoebe Ministries
Aaron C. Gantz Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
Margaret A. Hadinger Lehigh Valley Health Network
Thomas Harper Zator Law
Eric C. Hinkle Buckno Lisicky & Company
Issac A. Hof Hof & Reid LLC
Al Jacobsen Allentown Symphony Association
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI McLaren Engineering Group
Theresa Krohn Center for Humanistic Change
Kyle McLemore BSI Corporate Benefits
Veronica H. Moore Alma & Eva
Katherine Moyer Concannon Miller
R. Nicholas Nanovic Gross McGinley, LLP
Kathryn Lucy Paretti Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.
Vishvesh Patel Pentemo Group Inc
Kelly McLean Rindock Raymond James
John L Scott Community First Fund
Karley Biggs Sebia King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
Amanda Sellers, Psy.D. Amanda Sellers, Psy.D., LLC
Luvleen Sidhu BankMobile
Michael Tierney Stuffed Puffs LLC
Christopher Valente, MD Reading Hospital – Tower Health
Tiffany Vrabel Brown & Brown Insurance of the Lehigh Valley
Doug Warfel Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Lindsay Watson FIA NYC Employment Services
Sharon L. Alexander, CFRE
Carbon County Community Foundation
Herbein + Company, Inc.
J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc.
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
Sarah Hart Charette
Gross McGinley LLP
Ashley Dallas, M.Ed.
Valley Youth House
Emily M. Doster
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley
Keegan Hackman Emerick, LCSW
New Vitae Inc.
Thad M. Gelsinger
Valley Health Partners Community Health Center
Tyber Medical LLC
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Herbein + Company, Inc.
Julie A. Kunkel
BSI Corporate Benefits LLC
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Lehigh Valley Health Network
City Center Investment Corp.
Morton Brown Family Wealth
Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc.
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Katie Pintabone – Brown
New Vitae Wellness & Recovery
The GIANT Company
Michael T. Raymond
Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc.
Manuel Rodriguez III
Tompkins Community Bank
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Ashley Santiago, SHRM-CP
Valley National Financial Advisors
City Experiences, Hornblower
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Claire Wildermuth Sadler
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Barry Isett & Associates Inc.
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 either Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill or Warren County.
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.
Where do I have to live to qualify for this award?
You must live or work in one of the following counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill.
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.