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2014 40 Under 40 Awards


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Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP sponsor the 40 Under 40 Program with the goal of recognizing 40 people under the age of 40 who are committed to shaping our region and making it a better place for everyone to live, work and play. Please join as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 2014 40 Under 40 honorees.


Friday, October 24, 2014
Wyndham Grand Hotel


Event Timeline

6:00 pm: Doors Open
6:30 pm: 40 Under 40 Awards Presentation
7:00 pm: 40 Under 40 Celebration
10:00 pm: Event concludes

The event also features a silent auction benefiting PUMP. Click here to preview auction items.


Individual tickets include:
      Admission to the Awards Presentation and 40 Under 40 Celebration
      Heavy hors d'oeuvres
      Complimentary beer, wine and signature drink (full cash bar also available)

$75 in advance
$85 at the door

Purchase your tickets here.


Reserve a Table

Honoree Reserved Tables include:
      Admission and reserved table for 9 for Awards Presentation and 40 Under 40 Celebration
      Heavy hors d'oeuvres
      Complimentary beer, cocktails and wine (full cash bar also available)

Honoree reserved tables can be reserved by honorees and are available for $675.  For more information, contact Casey Mahaven at 412.251.6320 or casey@mahavenevents.com.


Corporate Table Sponsorships are also available and include advertising in Pittsburgh Magazine. For more information, contact Rachel Winner at 412.304.0915 or rwinner@pittsburghmagazine.com.


The event is 21+, no children will be admitted to the event.


Congratulations to this year's 40 Under 40 winners!


Selected from a nomination pool of more than 225 candidates, this year’s honorees were chosen 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.

Jeremy Angus, 25
President & CEO, The Prevention Network
Josie Badger, 30
PA Youth Coordinator, PEAL Center
Councilman Tom Baker, 35
Chief Community Affairs Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Councilman, District 1
Cori Begg, 36
Director of Alumni Relations, Chatham University
Dana Brown, 36
Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics & Assistant Professor of Political Science, Chatham University
Katrina Brown, 39
Senior Product and Community Manager, Diamond Kinetics
Melanie R. Brown, 33
Education Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments
David Bush, 36
AVP & Relationship Manager, PNC Bank
Joseph Calloway, 34
Owner, RE 360 LLC
Liam Carstens, 32
Vice President of Medical Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Brother's Brother Foundation
Don Charlton, 37
Founder & CEO, The Resumator
Erin Colvin, 39
Clinical Director, The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
Jenna Cramer, 32
VP, Green & Healthy Schools Academy, Green Building Alliance
Austin Davis, 24
Executive Assistant to the County Executive, Office of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Casey Droege, 32
Artist and Cultural Producer, Assistant Professor, Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Meredith Fahey, 33
Workplace Project Manager, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Cindy Fernandez-Nixon, 28
Senior Project RAMS Manager, Ansaldo STS USA and Owner & Executive Producer, La Rumba Productions / Latin Media Productions LLC
Deanna Ferrari Tomaselli, 30
Social Media Marketing Specialist, rue21
Erin Fischer, 35
Vice President and General Counsel, Mid Atlantic Capital Group
Anne Flynn Schlicht, 39
Assistant Director, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Sam Franklin, 34
Executive Director, Office of Teacher Effectiveness, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Steve Hoover, 31
Director, Animal
Selena Johnson, 34
Peer Coach Specialist, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Chris Kail, 35
Director of Marketing and Shareholder, Legend Financial Advisors, Inc. and Adjunct Marketing Professor, Duquesne University
Emily Keebler, 35
Kiva City Pittsburgh Lead, Kiva Zip
Elizabeth Lamping, 32
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
Kevion Latham, 25
Partner, Fort McIntosh Wealth Advisors
Steven Little, 36
Chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Brianne McLaughlin - Bittle, 27
Goalkeeper, USA Ice Hockey
Matthew Mohn, 38
Partner, Reed Smith
James Murphy, 26
HRIS Analyst, FedEx Ground
Christopher Musuneggi, 38
Vice President of Business Development, The Musuneggi Financial Group
Tyra Oliver, 33
Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Superior Court
Asha Persaud, 34
Executive Director, The Hope Learning Center
Tara Sherry-Torres, 32
Owner/operator, Cafe Con Leche and Community Organizer, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
Kristofer Smith, 37
Director of Corporate and Community Relations, Seton Hill University
Anne Marie Toccket, 30
Project Coordinator, Pittsburgh Philanthropy Project at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and Development Director, Awamaki
James Troup, 39
Chief Executive Officer, Pediatric Alliance
Christine Wankiiri-Hale, D.M.D., 39
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Bobby Zappala, 32
Cofounder & CEO, Thrill Mill

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