2014 40 Under Forty Reunion
Scenes from the 2014 40 Under Forty Reunion
More than 100 people gathered at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House on April 24 for the second annual 40 Under Forty reunion party, which drew alumni from among the past seven classes of honorees. Pictured are Nico Santaniello, financial representative at Northwestern Mutual, a sponsor of the event; Kate Campiti, associate publisher at BusinessWest; and Paul Kozub (class of 2007 and 2009 judge), owner of Valley Vodka.
From left, Sharon Marshall, financial representative at Northwestern Mutual, an event sponsor; Kathleen Plante, advertising consultant at BusinessWest; Sarah Tsitso (class of 2007), executive director at the Springfield Boys & Girls Club; Michelle Theroux (class of 2007), executive director of Berkshire Hills Music Academy; and Pam Thornton, business development manager at United Personnel and past president of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield.
Danielle Lord (class of 2012), administrator at O’Connell Care at Home & Staffing Services, and Dan Bessette (class of 2009), owner of Get Set Marketing.
From left, Dan Finn (class of 2010), independent associate at Viridian; Jason Tsitso (class of 2012), project manager at MR&D LLC; and Adam Quenneville (class of 2009), president of Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding.
From left, Kristi Reale (class of 2009), senior manager at Meyers Brother Kalicka, P.C.; Sean Wandrei (class of 2010), lecturer in taxation at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst; and Melyssa Brown (class of 2013), manager of audit and accounting at Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.
Members of event sponsor Northwestern Mutual, from left, Shekha Patel, financial representative; Tia Allen, campus recruiter; and Anand Thakkar.
From left, Bernie McCoy; Kate Kane, managing director of Northwestern Mutual’s Springfield office, an event sponsor; and Susan Mielnikowski (class of 2010), elder-law and estate-planning attorney at Cooley Shrair, P.C.
From left, Ed Zemba (class of 2007), owner of Robert Charles Photography; Gwen Burke, senior advertising consultant at BusinessWest; and Craig Swimm (class of 2007), general manager of 94.7 WMAS and 1450 WHLL.
From left, Leyla Kayi, director of donor relations at the Gray House; Peter Ellis (class of 2011), creative director at DIF Design; Jessecah Gower of the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center; and Jennifer Schimmel (class of 2011) of Habitat for Humanity. The Gray House, Habitat, and the O’Connor Center were all spotlighted at the reunion by the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield, which unveiled its YPS Cares program, an effort to foster volunteerism in the community.
From left, Jason Barroso (class of 2013), project environmental scientist at Tighe & Bond; Jeremy Leap (class of 2013), vice president of commercial lending at Country Bank for Savings; Kristen Hua (class of 2011), assistant vice president at PeoplesBank; and Xiaolei Hua (class of 2013), assistant vice president and credit officer at PeoplesBank.
Dianne Doherty (2011 judge), left, regional director of the Mass. Small Business Development Center’s Western Mass. office, and Samalid Hogan (class of 2013), project manager for the city of Springfield.
From left, Erin Couture (class of 2013), vice president of commercial lending at Florence Savings Bank; Jeff Fialky (class of 2008 and 2013 judge), attorney at Bacon Wilson, P.C.; and Susan Mielnikowski (class of 2010), elder-law and estate-planning attorney at Cooley Shrair, P.C.
Members of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield, which partnered with BusinessWest in the production of the reunion event, gather for a group photo. Many of the group’s members are 40 Under Forty honorees.