Alumni Achievement Award Nominations Due Today
SPRINGFIELD — Time is just about up — all nominations for BusinessWest’s 2023 Alumni Achievement Award are due by 5 p.m. today, May 10. Click here to nominate someone for this award. Only nominations submitted to BusinessWest on this form will be considered. The 2023 honoree will be announced at the 40 Under Forty gala on Thursday, June 15.
When BusinessWest launched its 40 Under Forty program in 2007, it did so to identify rising stars across our region — individuals who were excelling in business and through involvement within the community — and celebrate their accomplishments.
In 2015, BusinessWest announced a new award, one that builds on the foundation upon which 40 Under Forty was created. Called the Alumni Achievement Award, it is presented to the 40 Under Forty honoree who, in the eyes of an independent panel of judges, has most impressively continued and built upon his or her track record of accomplishment. The presenting sponsor of the 2023 Alumni Achievement Award is Health New England.
Past winners include: 2022: Anthony Gleason II, president and co-founder of the Gleason Johndrow Companies (40 Under Forty class of 2010); 2021: Anthony Gulluni, Hampden County district attorney (class of 2015); 2020: Carla Cosenzi, president, TommyCar Auto Group (class of 2012), and Peter DePergola, director of Clinical Ethics, Baystate Health (class of 2015); 2019: Cinda Jones, president, W.D. Cowls Inc. (class of 2007); 2018: Samalid Hogan, regional director, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (class of 2013); 2017: Scott Foster, attorney, Bulkley Richardson (class of 2011), and Nicole Griffin, owner, ManeHire (class of 2014); 2016: Dr. Jonathan Bayuk, president, Allergy & Immunology Associates of New England (class of 2008); and 2015: Delcie Bean, president, Paragus Strategic IT (class of 2008).
Candidates must be from 40 Under Forty classes prior to the year of the award — in this case, classes 2007 to 2022. For your convenience, a list of 40 Under Forty alumni can be found by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom.