NORTH BAY -- The Business Journal has released the names of the winners of its seventh-annual Forty Under 40 awards.

The winners, selected from more than 130 nominees, were chosen on the basis of their leadership in companies and organizations as well as their participation within the community across the North Bay.Winner profiles

Read profiles of the winners.

“This seventh class of winners demonstrates the depth and breadth of young talent in the North Bay,” said Business Journal Associate Publisher and Editor Brad Bollinger. “We now have nearly 300 young professionals who have been honored over the course of the awards. And the fact that there are two newly elected members of city councils in Santa Rosa and Napa shows that a new generation of leaders is not just emerging, but has arrived.”Ones to Watch

These 2013 Forty Under 40 nominees, though not winners this year, have proven to be successful young professionals worth keeping an eye on. [read more]

“Finally, the Business Journal would like to thank the individuals and company leaders who took the time to submit these nominations. It’s your support that makes the process and awards so special. Thank you,” Mr. Bollinger said.

Winners of 2013 awards will be honored at a gala reception on April 30, 5:30--7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. Tickets are available for $49 per person or $510 for a table of 10, including company name on the table. To attend, contact Linda Perkins at or 707-521-5264, or register online.2013 Forty Under 40 winners(listed alphabetically)Tiffany Bagala,, Inc.Alan Biggi, Dal Poggetto & Company, LLPSara Brandenburg, Royal PetroleumErin Carlstrom, City of Santa Rosa/Le + Pelletier LLPJeff Carniglia, Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.Ana Carreno, La Tortilla FactoryAnthony Cipolla, Cipolla Financial & Insurance ServicesAleia Coate, Sonoma BankAntonia Garza, Antonia E. GarzaDavid Guhin, City of Santa RosaFasih Hameed, Petaluma Health CenterJohn Heffner, Dickenson, Peatman & FogartyDrea Helfer, DH Wine Compliance LLCMelinda Hepp, Blattel CommunicationsEvan Hershey, Umpqua Investments, Inc.Andrea Krout, County of SonomaJessica Link, Robert Young WineryRyan Marruffo, Pacific Gas & Electric CompanyJason Martin, Unger ConstructionCory McCormick, Wright Contracting Inc.Craig Miller, 6th Street PlayhouseTiffani Montgomery, Smith Dollar, PCJoshua Moore, Pisenti & Brinker LLPTiffany Oliver, St. Joseph HealthAlfredo Pedroza, City of Napa/Mechanics BankShannon Rake, Sports CitySteve Sangiacomo, Sangiacomo Family VineyardsBria Schlottman, Kaiser Permanente, San RafaelMarcus Seiden, River Road VineyardsCarmen Sinigiani, Demeo, Demeo & WestSara Thompson, Metier, Ltd.Dory Timko, Kaiser Permanente, Santa RosaAaron Tompkins, Moss Adams LLPLacey Torkelson Smith, Wells Fargo InsuranceWrynn Valentine Reynoso, Redwood Credit UnionDonnie Varner, VinoPROJennifer Welch, Novato Police DepartmentMatt Welty, Welty Welty PCCristina & Michelle Wilson, Oh La Loft LLCYi Yang, Summit Engineering, Inc.Scott Zapotocky, Paul Hobbs Winery