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WAlumni Achievement Award Judging Underway
hen BusinessWest launched its 40 Under Forty program in 2007, it Past winners include: 2020: Carla Cosenzi, president, TommyCar Auto Group did so to identify rising stars across our region — individuals who (40 Under Forty class of 2012), and Peter DePergola, director of Clinical Ethics, were excelling in business and through involvement within the Baystate Health (class of 2015); 2019: Cinda Jones, president, W.D. Cowls Inc. (class
community — and celebrate their accomplishments. of 2007); 2018: Samalid Hogan, regional director, Massachusetts Small Business
In 2015, BusinessWest announced a new award, one that builds on the founda- tion upon which 40 Under Forty was created. It’s called the Alumni Achievement Award (formerly the Continued Excellence Award). As the name suggests, it is pre- sented 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.
Development Center (class of 2013); 2017: Scott Foster, attorney, Bulkley Rich- ardson (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); 2015: Delcie Bean, president, Paragus Strategic IT (class of 2008).
This year’s nominees are currently being weighed by three independent judges, including both of last year’s honorees. They are:
   Carla Cosenzi is presi-
dent of TommyCar Auto
Group. She is also a mem-
ber of MSADA, NADA,
Pioneer Valley by Women
Business Owners Alli-
ance, and the Professional
Women’s Chamber of
Western Massachusetts,
as well as co-president of
the Tom Cosenzi Driving
for the Cure Charity Golf
Tournament, which has
raised more than $1 million to support the Dana-Far- ber Cancer Institute. A BusinessWest Difference Maker in 2019, she has also earned the Ken Coleman Extra Mile Award and been named to the Top 10 Business- women of the Pioneer Valley by the Women Business Owners Alliance and Professional Woman of the Year by Western Mass Women magazine’s Women to Watch.
Dr. Peter DePergola is
chief Ethics officer, senior
director of Clinical Eth-
ics, chief of the Ethics
Consultation Service, and
chair of the Ethics Adviso-
ry Committee at Baystate
Health. He serves concur-
rently as the Shaughness
family chair for the Study
of the Humanities, associ-
ate professor of Bioethics
and Medical Humanities,
associate professor of Philosophy and Religious Stud- ies, director of the Ethical Leadership and Bioethics and Medical Humanities Programs, and executive director and senior research fellow of the St. Augus- tine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture at Elms College. He holds secondary appointments at UMass Medical School, Sacred Heart University, the Ameri- can Academy of Neurology, and TEDMED.
Keith Ledoux is vice pres- ident, Commercial Line of Business and Business Development at Health New England, responsible for driving commercial sales, marketing, and business development, and to ensure these func- tions align with the needs of the business and mar- ket. He has more than
25 years of experience
in the insurance industry and has a background in sales, healthcare information technology, and strat- egy development. Previously, he held leadership roles with MiHealth, Tufts Health Plan, Fallon Health, Minuteman Health, and Constitution Health. He completed the AHIP Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Man- agement, and also served as a Corridor Nine board member.
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