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.
[FOR PHOTOS OF THE HONOREES, CLICK HERE]
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