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Lehigh Valley Business honors region’s rising stars at 40 Under 40: PHOTOS

April 11th, 2018

By Bill Kline, April 11, 2018 at 11:06 AM

The 2018 class of Forty Under 40 award winners. (Photography / Diane Richter photography)

The 2018 class of Forty Under 40 award winners. (Photography / Diane Richter photography)


The future of business in the region is in good hands, based on the 2018 class of Forty Under 40 award winners honored Tuesday night at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Longswamp Township.

“These 40 young people you are about to meet share a commitment to excellence,” Mike O’Rourke, Lehigh Valley Business publisher, told the audience of more than 250. “Each has already made their mark in the region, and each will continue to be a leader in business in the Greater Lehigh Valley for many years to come.”

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 individuals have faced different and difficult challenges in reaching their goals,” O’Rourke said. “They come from a variety of backgrounds, diverse industries and all parts of our region.”

The sixth annual event, held by Lehigh Valley Business, included an awards ceremony, reception and networking.


The event’s major sponsors were DeSales University’s ACCESS and Master of Business Administration programs and J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. Associate sponsors were Populytics and Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC.

For a photo gallery of Tuesday’s ceremony, CLICK HERE.

A 20-page supplement on the Forty Under 40 Class of 2018 will be inserted in Monday’s print edition of Lehigh Valley Business.

Tuesday night’s honorees:

Cassaundra M. Amato, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Matthew Archey, Borton-Lawson

Thomas Arndt, Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC

Lora C. Bastin, Populytics Inc.

Kristin Boyd Edwards, Reading School District

Stacie Brennan, ArtsQuest

Holly Burns, Robbins Rehabilitation

Michael E. Clark, Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

Keely Jac Collins, King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul LLC

Joseph Correia, J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc.

Conor F. Delaney, The Good Life Companies

David Delascasas Kurvink, Kids Play Tennis and DeSales University

Blaise Delfino, Fader Plugs LLC

John Fistner, AblePay Health

Jordan Frankel, Shift4 Payments LLC

Jessica Goffredo Pantaleo, PennCap Properties

Lisa Jordan, Touchstone Theatre

Alex Karapetian, Acopian Power Supplies

Sara Kimble, Red Door Early Learning Center

Jessica Klocek, MKSD architects

Stephanie A. Koenig, Zator Law

Diana Laquinta, St. Luke’s University Health Network

Matthew C. McConnell, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

Patricia Meyers, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Red Robin

Mark A. Morella Jr., JMT Industrial & Environmental Contracting Services

Sarah M. Murray, Gross McGinley LLP

Stephen T. Nowroski, City of Easton

Tyler J. Papaz, Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management LLC

Thomas E. Parker, Allentown School District

James Pastore, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Joshua Pollet, Herbein + Co. Inc.

Kaisha Rosa, Langan

Bryce E. Ruggieri, Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley

Amy Saul, Moravian College

Thomas J. Schlegel, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC

Anne Schott, Palram Americas

Dr. Vinti Shah, Reading Hospital – Tower Health

Amy Steigerwalt, OraSure Technologies

Nick Tranguch, BSI Corporate Benefits

Jake Warfel, Klunk & Millan Advertising