More than 200 people are expected to attend tonight’s fourth annual Forty Under 40 awards ceremony at Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem to honor the Greater Lehigh Valley’s rising young professionals.
The program, presented by Lehigh Valley Business, recognizes 40 rising stars in business, industry and other fields, including in health care, insurance, engineering, wealth management, law and marketing.
Each of the honorees was selected for his or her commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community. An independent panel of judges reviewed the nominees and gave them scores based on their achievements.
“These folks are truly making an impact on the business community and making the region a great place to work and live,” said Mike O’Rourke, publisher of Lehigh Valley Business.
The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.
Lehigh University’s Master of Business Administration program is the event’s major sponsor, while MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania is the supporting sponsor.
For a photo gallery of the 2016 40 Under 40 click HERE.
Tonight’s honorees are:
Andrea L. Brady – Shareholder, Concannon, Miller & Co. PC, Hanover Township, Northampton County.
Whitney Carullo – Founder, Liven Up Health and Fitness, Bethlehem.
J. Andrew Cassano – Administrative Director, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Kelly A. Chando – Assistant Director, Leadership Giving, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Allentown.
Todd G. Collins – Insurance and Risk Management Advisor, HMK Insurance, Bethlehem.
Nicole Dotta – Director of New Business Development, ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.
Jeremy M. Fallis Jr. – Co-President and Partner, Designlynx LLC, Lansdale.
Jenna M. Fliszar – Owner and Attorney, The Fliszar Firm, Allentown.
Todd Fungard – Associate Chief Investment Officer, McQueen, Ball & Associates Inc., Bethlehem.
Carry Ackinclose Gerber – Director, Marketing and Communications, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown.
Melissa S. Gerhardt – Financial Advisor, Legacy Planning Partners, South Whitehall Township.
Shawn Glick – CFO and Principal, Traffic Planning and Design Inc., Pottstown.
Abigail A. Gross – Attorney and Owner, Gross Law Office LLC, Allentown.
Brian Hart – Founder and President, Flackable, Wyomissing.
Dr. Jason M. Hartman – Owner and Orthodontist, Spark Orthodontics, Hanover Township, Northampton County.
Mia Hatzis – Manager, Marketing Communications, Olympus America Inc., Upper Saucon Township.
Michael Hawkins – President and CEO, Netizen Corp., Upper Macungie Township.
Heather J. Heeter – Highway Design Service Leader, Borton-Lawson, Hanover Township, Northampton County.
Jared Isaacman – CEO, Harbortouch, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Karen Knecht – Director of Education, Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown.
Kristin L. Kramer – Executive Director, Wilson Education Foundation, West Lawn.
Bobby Lanyon – Senior Account Executive, 69 WFMZ-TV and WFMZ.com, Salisbury Township.
Rachel Cynthia Lower – Shareholder and Principal, Cornerstone Advisors/1802 Insurance, Allentown.
Bret Ludlow – Director of Digital Marketing, Liquid Interactive, Upper Macungie Township.
Saleem Mawji – Attorney, Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus PA, Allentown.
Carol Noel Michaels – Director, Health Promotion and Wellness, Populytics-BeneFIT Corporate Wellness, Allentown.
Michael Miller – President, The Wire Guys LLC, Emmaus.
Carol Obando-Derstine – Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities, South Whitehall Township.
Lisa Pektor – PennCap Properties, Bethlehem.
Christopher G. Raad – Associate Broker, Harvey Z. Raad Realtors, Allentown.
Chuck Richard, Architectural Hardware Consultant and Corporate Secretary, Builders Door and Hardware Inc., Allentown.
Bryan M. Rizzo – Construction Department Manager, Eastern Time Inc., Allentown.
Todd S. Robbins – Physical Therapist and Owner, Robbins Rehabilitation, Easton.
Travis Robbins – Physical Therapist and Owner, Robbins Rehabilitation, Allentown.
Ian Rothschild – Business Development Manager, AlliedBarton Security Services, Bethlehem Township.
Dr. Maggie Solimeo – Owner, Feet First Podiatry, Hellertown.
Jamie Spencer – Manager – Senior Living Services Consulting Group, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Wyomissing.
Andrea C. Weismiller – Vice President Sales and Marketing, Joshi Hotel Group, Allentown.
Mark Wilkin – Chief Financial Officer, Andesa Services Inc., Upper Macungie Township.
Lynn Zeiner – Business Manager, DME, Upper Macungie Township.