40 Under 40

First-ever 40 Under Forty Reunion on Tap

It’s an event, says Kate Campiti, that’s long overdue.

“I’ve had conversations with many 40 Under Forty honorees who’ve said they wish there were a way they could get together with other winners for a networking opportunity,” said Campiti, associate publisher of BusinessWest, adding that many of these individuals value their standing in what has become a highly desirable club throughout Western Mass.

“They include their status as a 40 Under Forty winner on résumés, in e-mail signatures, and when talking with clients and potential clients,” she noted. “Not only does this honor open doors for them, but they also give other honorees a preference on business relationships over other individuals and companies without a 40 Under Forty title.”

Given that reality, a reunion event was only a matter of time.

“After having these conversations and realizing the fraternity that has been made of 40 Under Forty honorees, we decided to give them what they asked for with a reunion exclusively for the 40 Under Forty winners,” Campiti said.

That event will take place the evening of Feb. 7 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke, which has hosted several 40 Under Forty events. This high-energy networking event is exclusively for the 40 Under Forty winners from the classes of 2006 through 2012, as well as judges and sponsors. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, as well as a high-profile speaker, Health New England CEO Peter Straley. Overall, said Campiti, this will be an ideal venue for the 240 past honorees to meet each other and build relationships.

Jaimye Hebert, a 2011 honoree who served as a judge for the class of 2012 (see story, page 13), plans on attending, adding that she’s grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the 40 Under Forty legacy.

“It’s such a great event,” said Hebert, vice president at Monson Savings Bank, of the annual June gathering celebrating the year’s winners. “I call it the best networking event of the year for the region.”

Campiti said the Feb. 7 reunion, which is being sponsored by Bacon Wilson, Fathers & Sons, Moriarty & Primack, Northwestern Mutual, and Paragus Strategic IT, will take that annual opportunity to make connections to the next level by assembling an elite who’s who of Western Mass. professionals.

“We’ve said this before,” she noted, “but the 40 Under Forty program has become a status symbol and level of achievement that many of the young professionals in our region aspire to. Each year, we’ve seen an increase in the number of nominations we receive, and those nominations span every sector and industry.”

With the support of groups like the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield and Northampton Area Young Professionals, which have both encouraged nominations from their ranks and seen many members achieve the award, the 40 Under Forty program has even created a competition of sorts for young up-and-comers.

“We’ve heard directly from previous winners and those vying for the honor who said they had increased — or are increasing — their volunteerism on various nonprofit boards, as well as their business skills, by taking courses and working with mentors, in an effort to be worthy of a 40 Under Forty award,” Campiti said. “This healthy competition only helps our region by strengthening our young professionals and future leaders.”

The reunion also coincides with nomination season for the class of 2013. Nomination forms may be found on page 17 of this issue or at businesswest.com, and entries will be accepted through Feb. 15.

“Each year, not only does the number of nominations increase,” Campiti said, “but so do the breadth and depth of the nominees, their skill sets, the industries they work in, their volunteerism, and their commitment to the health and vitality of our region. I think we’re all a little surprised, and pleasantly so, that the nominations we’ve seen come in show no sign of dwindling in quantity or, more importantly, quality.” n


Class of 2007

William Bither III Atalasoft

Kimberlynn Cartelli Fathers & Sons

Amy Caruso MassMutual Financial Group

Denise Cogman Springfield School Volunteers

Richard Corder Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Katherine Pacella Costello Egan, Flanagan & Cohen, P.C.

A. Rima Dael Berkshire Bank Foundation of Pioneer Valley

Nino Del Padre Del Padre Visual Productions

Antonio Dos Santos Robinson Donovan, P.C.

Jake Giessman Academy Hill School

Jillian Gould Eastfield Mall

Michael Gove Lyon & Fitzpatrick, LLP

Dena Hall United Bank

James Harrington Our Town Variety & Liquors

Christy Hedgpeth Spalding Sports

Francis Hoey III Tighe & Bond

Amy Jamrog The Jamrog Group, Northwestern Mutual

Cinda Jones Cowls Land & Lumber Co.

Paul Kozub V-1 Vodka

Bob Lowry Bueno y Sano

G.E. Patrick Leary Moriarty & Primack, P.C.

Todd Lever Noble Hospital

Audrey Manring The Women’s Times

Daniel Morrill Wolf & Company

Joseph Pacella Egan, Flanagan & Cohen, P.C.

Arlene Rodriquez Springfield Technical Community College

Craig Swimm WMAS 94.7

Sarah Tanner United Way of Pioneer Valley

Mark Tanner Bacon Wilson, P.C.

Michelle Theroux Child & Family Services of Pioneer Valley Inc.

Tad Tokarz Western MA Sports Journal

Dan Touhey Spalding Sports

Sarah Leete Tsitso Fred Astaire Dance

Michael Vann The Vann Group

Ryan Voiland Red Fire Farm

Erica Walch Speak Easy Accent Modification

Catherine West Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

Michael Zaskey Zasco Productions, LLC

Edward Zemba Robert Charles Photography

Carin Zinter The Princeton Review

Class of 2008

Michelle Abdow Market Mentors

Matthew Andrews Best Buddies of Western Mass.

Rob Anthony WMAS

Shane Bajnoci Cowls Land & Lumber Co.

Steve Bandarra Atlas TC

Dr. Jonathan Bayuk Hampden County Physician Associates

Delcie Bean IV Valley Computer Works (Paragus Strategic IT)

Brendan Ciecko Ten Minute Media

Todd Cieplinski Universal Mind Inc.

William Collins Spoleto Restaurant Group

Michael Corduff Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House

Amy Davis New City Scenic & Display

Dave DelVecchio Innovative Business Systems Inc.

Tyler Fairbank EOS Ventures

Timothy Farrell F.W. Farrell Insurance

Jeffrey Fialky Bacon Wilson, P.C.

Dennis Francis America’s Box Choice

Kelly Galanis Westfield State College

Jennifer Glockner Winstanley Associates

Andrea Hill-Cataldo Johnson & Hill Staffing Services

Steven Huntley Valley Opportunity Council

Alexander Jarrett Pedal People Cooperative

Kevin Jourdain City of Holyoke

Craig Kaylor Hampden Bank / Hampden Bancorp Inc.

Stanley Kowalski III FloDesign Inc.

Marco Liquori NetLogix Inc.

Azell Murphy Cavaan City of Springfield

Michael Presnal The Federal Restaurant

Melissa Shea Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn

Sheryl Shinn Hampden Bank

Ja’Net Smith Center for Human Development

Diana Sorrentini-Velez Cooley, Shrair, P.C.

Meghan Sullivan Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn

Michael Sweet Doherty Wallace Pillsbury & Murphy

Heidi Thomson Girls Inc.

Hector Toledo Hampden Bank

William Trudeau Jr. Insurance Center of New England

David Vermette MassMutual Financial Services

Lauren Way Bay Path College

Paul Yacovone Brain Powered Concepts

Class of 2009

Marco Alvan Team Link Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Gina Barry Bacon Wilson, P.C.

Maggie Bergin The Art of Politics

Daniel Bessette Get Set Marketing

Brandon Braxton NewAlliance Bank

Dena Calvanese Gray House

Edward Cassell Park Square Realty

Karen Chadwell Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C.

Kate Ciriello MassMutual Financial Group

Kamari Collins Springfield Technical Community College

Mychal Connolly Sr. Stinky Cakes

Todd Demers Family Wireless

Kate Glynn A Child’s Garden and Impish

Andrew Jensen Jx2 Productions, LLC

Kathy LeMay Raising Change

Ned Leutz Webber & Grinnell Insurance Agency

Scott MacKenzie MacKenzie Vault Inc.

Tony Maroulis Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Seth Mias Seth Mias Catering

Marjory Moore Chicopee Public Schools

Corey Murphy First American Insurance Agency Inc.

Mark Hugo Nasjleti Go Voice for Choice

Joshua Pendrick Royal Touch Painting

Christopher Prouty Studio99Creative

Adam Quenneville Adam Quenneville Roofing

Michael Ravosa Morgan Stanley

Kristi Reale Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

Amy Royal Royal & Klimczuk, LLC

Michelle Sade United Personnel

Scott Sadowsky Williams Distributing Corp.

Gregory Schmidt Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C.

Gretchen Siegchrist Media Shower Productions

Erik Skar MassMutual Financial Services

Paul Stallman Alias Solutions

Renee Stolar J. Stolar Insurance Co.

Tara Tetreault Jackson and Connor

Chris Thompson Springfield Falcons Hockey Team

Karl Tur Ink & Toner Solutions, LLC

Michael Weber Minuteman Press

Brenda Wishart Aspen Square Management

Class of 2010


Nancy Bazanchuk Disability Resource Program,

Center for Human Development

Raymond Berry United Way of Pioneer Valley

David Beturne Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County

Maegan Brooks The Law Office of Maegan Brooks

Karen Buell PeoplesBank

Shanna Burke Nonotuck Resource Associates

Damon Cartelli Fathers & Sons

Brady Chianciola PeoplesBank

Natasha Clark Springfield School Volunteers

Julie Cowan TD Bank

Karen Curran Thomson Financial Management Inc.

Adam Epstein Dielectrics Inc.

Mary Fallon Garvey Communication Associates

Daniel Finn Pioneer Valley Local First

Owen Freeman-Daniels Foley-Connelly Financial Partners and

Foley Insurance Group

Lorenzo Gaines ACCESS Springfield Promise Program

Thomas Galanis Westfield State College

Anthony Gleason II Roger Sitterly & Son Inc. and

Gleason Landscaping

Allen Harris Berkshire Money Management Inc.

Meghan Hibner Westfield Bank

Amanda Huston Junior Achievement of Western Mass. Inc.

Kimberly Klimczuk Royal, LLP

James Krupienski Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

David Kutcher Confluent Forms, LLC

James Leahy City of Holyoke and Alcon Laboratories

Kristin Leutz Community Foundation of Western Mass.

Meghan Lynch Six-Point Creative Works

Susan Mielnikowski Cooley, Shrair, P.C.

Jill Monson Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding Inc.

and Inspired Marketing & Promotions

Kevin Perrier Five Star Building Corp.

Lindsay Porter Big Y Foods

Brandon Reed Fitness Together

Boris Revsin CampusLIVE Inc.

Aaron Vega Vega Yoga & Movement Arts

Ian Vukovich Florence Savings Bank

Thomas Walsh City of Springfield

Sean Wandrei Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

Byron White Pazzo Ristorante

Chester Wojcik Design Construction Group

Peter Zurlino Atlantico Designs and Springfield Public Schools

Class of 2011


Kelly Albrecht left-click Corp.

Gianna Allentuck Springfield Public Schools

Briony Angus Tighe & Bond

Delania Barbee ACCESS Springfield Promise Program

Monica Borgatti Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

Nancy Buffone University of Massachusetts

Michelle Cayo Country Bank

Nicole Contois Springfield Housing Authority

Christin Deremian Human Resources Unlimited/Pyramid Project

Peter Ellis DIF Design

Scott Foster Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP

Stephen Freyman Longmeadow High School

Benjamin Garvey Insurance Center of New England

Mathew Geffin Webber and Grinnell

Nick Gelfand NRG Real Estate Inc.

Mark Germain Gomes, DaCruz and Tracy, P.C.

Elizabeth Gosselin Commonwealth Packaging

Kathryn Grandonico Lincoln Real Estate

Jaimye Hebert Monson Savings Bank

Sean Hemingway Center for Human Development

Kelly Koch Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP

Jason Mark Gravity Switch

Joan Maylor Stop and Shop Supermarkets

Todd McGee MassMutual Financial Group

Donald Mitchell Western Mass. Development Collaborative

David Pakman Vivid Edge Media Group/The David Pakman Show

Timothy Plante City of Springfield/Springfield Public Schools

Maurice Powe The Law Offices of Brooks and Powe

Jeremy Procon Interstate Towing Inc.

Kristen Pueschel PeoplesBank

Meghan Rothschild SurvivingSkin.org

Jennifer Schimmel Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

Amy Scott Wild Apple Design Group

Alexander Simon LogicTrail, LLC

Lauren Tabin PeoplesBank

Lisa Totz ITT Power Solutions

Jeffrey Trant Human Resources Unlimited

Timothy Van Epps Sandri Companies

Michael Vedovelli Mass. Office of Business Development

Beth Vettori Rockridge Retirement Community

Class of 2012

Allison Biggs Graphic Designer

Christopher Connelly Foley/Connelly Financial Partners

Scott Conrad Center for Human Development

Erin Corriveau Reliable Temps Inc.

Carla Cosenzi Tommy Car Corp.

Ben Craft Baystate Medical Center

Michele Crochetiere YWCA of Western Mass.

Christopher DiStefano DiStefano Financial Group

Keshawn Dodds 4King Edward Enterprises Inc.

Ben Einstein Brainstream Design

Michael Fenton Shatz, Schwartz, and Fentin, P.C.

Tim Fisk The Alliance to Develop Power

Elizabeth Ginter Ellis Title Co.

Eric Hall Westfield Police Department

Brendon Hutchins St. Germain Investment Management

Kevin Jennings Jennings Real Estate

Kristen Kellner Kellner Consulting, LLC

Dr. Ronald Laprise Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness

Danielle Lord O’Connell Care at Home & Staffing Services

Waleska Lugo-DeJesus Westfield State University

Trecia Marchand Pioneer Valley Federal Credit Union

Ryan McCollum RMC Strategies

Sheila Moreau MindWing Concepts Inc.

Kelli Ann Nielsen Springfield Academy Middle School

Neil Nordstrom Pediatric Services of Springfield

Edward Nuñez Freedom Credit Union

Adam Ondrick Ondrick Natural Earth

Gladys Oyola City of Springfield

Shardool Parmar Pioneer Valley Hotel Group

Vincent Petrangelo Raymond James

Terry Powe Elias Brookings Museum Magnet School

Jennifer Reynolds Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

Jessica Roncarati-Howe  AIDS Foundation of Western Mass.

Dan Rukakoski Tighe & Bond

Dr. Nate Somers Center for Human Development

Joshua Spooner Western New England University

College of Pharmacy

Jaclyn Stevenson Winstanley Partners

Jason Tsitso R & R Windows Contractors

Sen. James Welch State Senator, First Hampden District

Karen Woods Yankee Candle Co.

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