"40 Under 40" Awards Ceremony & Agenda for Thursday June 21

Thursday Night's Agenda for the 2012 "40 Under 40" Awards @ High Ridge Park

Please join us in celebrating this years’ 2012 “40 Under 40” Winners this Thursday night at 5:00 PM at the High Ridge Park Corporate Office Center. Tickets for the event are $40 and the event takes place from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Keynote speaker includes multiple Olympic gold medal winner, Donna DeVarona, a Fairfield County resident and community activist. Master of ceremonies is Meteoroligist for CH 7 Eyewitness News, Bill Evans.

Each year, 40 of the best and brightest are chosen from the Fairfield County community to be recognized and receive the “40 Under 40” Leadership Award. These awards are given to those who have contributed personally and professionally to the  community and in the workplace.

The organizations who help identify these leaders include: the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Business Council of Fairfield County, Darien Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Chamber of Commerce and Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce.

At the event, previous winners and Alumni will have the opportunity to showcase their companies in an “Alley of Achievement.” David’s Soundview Catering is providing hors d’oeuvres and wine merchant W.J. Deutsch & Family the wine. Business attire is appropriate.


5:00 Celebration Begins

5:30 Registration

6:30 Guests are Seated for Awards

6:38 Welcome - Mia Schipani, VP Business Development, RMS Companies

6:40 Remarks & Introductions - Dr. Bill Evans, CH 7 Eyewitness News

6:42 Welcome to High Ridge Park - Jodi Gutierrez, Vice President Property Management, George Comfort & Sons

6:43 Sponsor Message - Matthew Fair, Regional Director, First Niagara

6:50 Keynote - Donna de Varona - Olympic Gold-Medal Winner

7:05 Introduction to Chamber Officials

7:08 Presentation of Awards - Barbara Stewart Hanlon & Chamber Officials

7:50 Closing Remarks - Zvi Laurence Cole, CEO , ZMG Marketing LLC


Julia Ambrosi -Williams & Company LLC

Matt Briand - Monroe Staffing Services

Washington Cabezas, Jr.  - Cabezas-DeAngelis Engineering & Surveying

Matt Carmody - Peak Performance Sports Camps, LLC

Lauren Cimino - Pierson & Smith - A Division of First Niagra Risk Management

Brian Cohen - Cohen Law Group, PC

David Cohen  - Westport Weston Family Y

William Conron - Citrin Cooperman

Dawn Emmerich - The Community’s Bank

Benjamin Fetterman - First Niagara

Daniel Fitzgerald - Cummings & Lockwood

Benjamin Henson - City of Bridgeport

Ari Hoffman - Cohen and Wolf

Jay Inzitari - RMS Companies

Christine Kazanas - HK Consulting Group, LLC

Kerri Leavay - Deloitte & Touche LLP

Michael Lestinsky - Main Enterprises, Inc.

Adam Luysterborghs - Avant Capital Partners

Jarrod Manfro - MSA Advisors

Charles Martin III - Robinson & Cole LLP

John Martinez - Teddy’s Transportation System

Austin McChord - Datto Inc.

Stephanie Mclaughlin - Sandak Hennessey & Greco, LLP

Sarah Mehner - Connecticut Information Security LLC

Michael Moore - Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District

Michelle Naggar - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Foundation

Brendan Naughton - Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Services Co.

Becca Nell - Argyle Project Management

Joe Orlando - A.P. Construction Company

James Palsa - Palsa + Palsa LLC

Georgette Pascale - Pascale Communications

Christopher Peck - CBP

Leah Reeves - People’s United Bank

Scott Sokolowski - Save-A-Suit

Jennifer Stewart - Norwalk Eye Care

Medha Thomas - CT-Moms Online

Elizabeth Torres - Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

Anthony Truino - Barnum Wealth Management, An Office of MetLife

Melanie Varian - Creative Interventions

Jennifer Wiesner - Hall Arts Academy

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