ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce created a new awards program to honor the area's best and brightest as TheTop 40 Under 40. The 40 individuals will be celebrated at the 2016 Inaugural 40 under 40 Awards reception, sponsored by EagleBank, to be held July 28 at the United Way Worldwide building, with an after party at Mason Social.
The 40 under 40 program was established by the Chamber to recognize top men and women, age 40 and under, engaged in a variety of fields including business, technology, nonprofit management, civic life, public service, education, and the arts, who are shaping Alexandria for the future.
The Chamber received just over 200 nominations and determined 40 outstanding leaders and innovators as the inaugural class of Alexandria's 40 Under 40. This year’s honorees include:
Abbey L. Oklak
Allison Louise Priebe
Amanda Dawn Foster-Baril Hungerford
Andrew Bryan Hansen
Catharine Grace Young
Charles Anthony Sumpter, Jr.
Christopher Joseph Lewis
Danielle Raye Romanetti
Eric M. Williams
Frances R. Reimers
Garrett "Gee" James
John Taylor Chapman
Jonathan D. Frederick
Justin Marshall Wilson
Nathan M. Macek
Rev. Ross Kane
Rick Muse, Jr.
Winners were selected by a selection committee and evaluated on specific criteria including professional and scholastic accomplishments, community and volunteer impact, and their goals for future and lasting impact. The Chamber intends to use this year’s event as the commencement of a broader leadership initiative, further engaging awardees within the community that has nominated and selected them to make a difference.
According to Joe Haggerty, President & CEO of the Alexandria Chamber, “The Chamber is proud to honor these individuals and celebrate their accomplishments. Our honorees represent a diverse group of individuals, all contributing to the thriving business and civic community in Alexandria. It because of their efforts that Alexandria will continue to be an attractive place for business. When businesses look to Alexandria, they will see a talented, educated, and committed work force. We are looking forward to working with them going forward to ensure Alexandria remains the ideal place to live and work.”
For more information about this program and the winners, visit http://www.alexchamber.com/alexandria-40-under-40-awards.ht…
About the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce:
Formed in 1906 by a group of local business leaders, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce seeks to ensure a climate that grows and strengthens businesses in Alexandria, Virginia, and provides a voice that advocates on the behalf of members. For more information, visit www.alexchamber.com