2017 40Under40: The Region’s Most Influential Professionals Under Age 40


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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better than our 10th anniversary last year, our annual list of the 40 most influential regional leaders under age 40 continues to inspire and amaze.

The 2017 class is comprised of an exact split of 20 women and 20 men,  as well as 16 new faces and several multiple-year recipients. They are so much more than their job titles – they are advocates for the homeless, children and the local farmer; they are job creators, decision-makers and financiers; green advocates, activists, thinkers and planners. They are influential in so many ways, yet in their bios below you will read about the local people who inspire them professionally.

After receiving another record 130-plus nominations from the community, a panel of judges painstakingly reviewed the submissions and chose the 40 influencers whose professional and community efforts during this past year had the most impact. Read more...




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