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
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