2013 40 Under 40 Honorees

Congratulations to the 2013 40 Under 40 honorees! Selected from a nomination pool of more than 220 candidates, this year’s awardees were selected by an independent panel of judges, comprised of former winners, business professionals and civic leaders. Winners were chosen based on their passion, commitment, visibility, diversity and overall impact on the region.
The complete honoree profiles will be published in the November issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.
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2013 40 Under 40

Branden Ballard, 29
Manager of Recruitment, Public Allies Pittsburgh 
Michael Boyd, 35
Assistant Professor of Music, Chatham University; Co-Founder, Share the Road East
Keith Caldwell, 34
Director, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program (BASW), University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 
Benjamin R. Campbell, Ph.D., 33
Assistant Professor of Engineering, Robert Morris University 
Adam Causgrove, 29
Grant Administrator, University of Pittsburgh Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Director of Community Outreach, Side Project Inc; President, American Mustache Institute; President, Paws for Olympia Park; Founder, Dinfinity Project
Adriane Deithorn, MS, CFRE, 39
President and CEO, Wish Hope Dreams Inc
M. Bernardine Dias, 39
Associate Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; Founder and Director of TechBridgeWorld, 
CMU Robotics Institute 
Adriana Dobrzycka, 32
Community Outreach and Inclusion Manager, Vibrant Pittsburgh; Co-Chair, Allegheny County Department of Human Services' Immigrants and internationals Advisory Council 
Tamara Dubowitz, 39
Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation 
Christopher Engler, 29
Co-Founder and CAO, Eruption Athletics 
Angela Garcia, 39
Deputy Director, Global Links 
Matthew Gaston, 36
Director, Emerging Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute; Co-Founder and Trustee, Awesome Pittsburgh 
Hollie Geitner, 38
Vice President of Client Services, WordWrite Communications, LLC 
Justin Griffith, Ed.D., 37
CEO, Regional Learning Alliance 
Leigh Halverson, 29
Special Assistant to the President & CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation 
Lee Kimball II, 33
COO, Thread LLC 
D. S. Kinsel, 28
Visual Artist  
Philip Koch, 37
National Executive Director, MGR Youth Empowerment 
Courtney Lynch-Crawford, 38
Owner, Nine on Nine; Owner, The CP Group 
Anya Martin, 32
Founding Artistic Director, Hiawatha Project; Director, Writer and Performance Artist; Adjunct professor in theatre directing, Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Alexis Miller, 32
Project Analyst, UPMC Health Plan 
Erin C. Molchany, 36
Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives - District 22 
Vasso Paliouras, 37
Founder, President and Executive Director, Lending Hearts 
Michael Rethage, 28
Consultant, SDLC Partners LP 
Christopher Ruch, 38
Director, Consulting Operations, Summa 
Ryan Saari, 31
Manager of Corporate Acquisitions, Allegheny Financial Group 
Eric Silver, 36
Founder, Webkite; Founder, Alt-Capital 
M. Shernell Smith, 37
Assistant Director, Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Multicultural & Diversity Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University
Ken Smythe-Leistico, 37
Assistant Director, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development 
Julie Sokolow, 26
Independent Filmmaker, Writer and Musician; Founder and Director of Healthy Artists Series; Director of Feature Documentary, Aspie Seeks Love  
Kate Stoltzfus, 30
Founder & Editor, Yinzpiration;  Digital Strategist, Plumb Media; Co-Pilot, Propelle; Organizer, CreativeMornings Pittsburgh
Scott Tobe, 35
President, Signature Financial Planning 
Shakita Trigg, 34
Project Manager, FedEx Ground; Industrial Enginer/Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Certification 
Minette Vaccariello, 34
Experience Design Manager, UPMC Health Plan 
Julian Vallozzi, 27
President/Owner, Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh; Owner, Toss't 
Vanessa Veltre, 32
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Party for a Purpose; Project Manager, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project, Carnegie Mellon University 
Joe Vennare, 27
Co-Founder, Hybrid Athlete LLC; Co-Founder, Fittsburgh, Storyteller, TEDxGrandviewAve 
Josh Verbanets, 30
Co-Creator and Performer, Josh & Gab Bullying-Awareness Programming 
Kurt R. Weiss, MD, 39
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh 
Eugene D. Williams III, 29
Clinical Specialist, Bio-medical Engineer, Medtronic Inc 

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