The North Bay Business Journal has selected the winners of its 10th annual Forty Under 40 awards.
The winners, selected by the Journal editorial staff from more than 125 nominations, were chosen on the basis of their leadership in companies and organizations as well as their participation within the community across the North Bay.
The awards are underwritten by Exchange Bank.
“We were told when we started this award 10 years ago we would not find 40 outstanding professionals under the age of 40,” said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. “Well, they were correct we didn’t find 40. We have found hundreds. It has been our privilege to recognize these young professionals who will carry the North Bay forward in the decades ahead.”
Winners of the 2016 awards — who join the hundreds of recipients from previous years — will be honored at a gala reception April 20, 4–6:30 p.m., at Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.
Tickets are available for $65 per person or $675 for a table of 10, including company name on the table. To attend, preregister at nbbj.news/40u40-16.
2016 Forty Under 40 winners
Malia Anderson, owner, Style by Malia, Santa Rosa
Jeff Ballus, owner and chief financial officer, Sift Dessert Bar, Santa Rosa
Kevin Chapin, LEED AP BD+C, architect, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Santa Rosa
Gene Davis, sales manager, VinoPro, Santa Rosa
Nick Egan, head of school, The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg
Jamie Emerson-Heery, manager, Burr Pilger Mayer Inc., Santa Rosa
Kirk Faris, senior tax manager, Moss Adams LLP, Santa Rosa
Lilly Fogleman, operations manager, Clear Blue Commercial, Petaluma
Joseph Foppoli, owner and chief operating officer, Christopher Creek Winery and Benevolo Wines, Healdsburg
Aaron Friedman, owner, Signarama, Santa Rosa
Stephanie Friedman, director of consumer sales and marketing, Gary Farrell Winery, Healdsburg
Chris Frost, CEO and owner, West County Net Inc., Santa Rosa
Jose Gomez, M.D., general surgeon, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, San Rafael
Christopher Hall, proprietor, Long Meadow Ranch Winery, St. Helena
Nancy Hall Bennett, regional public affairs manager, League of California Cities, North Bay Division, Marin County
George Hamel III, managing director, Hamel Family wines, Sonoma
Beth Huang, assistant vice president for compensation, benefits manager, Exchange Bank, Santa Rosa
Brandon Jewell, director of business development, Sonoma County BEST, Santa Rosa
Steven Knudsen, communications and development coordinator, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Santa Rosa
Ben Lehr, president, Lehr Insurance Agency Inc., Santa Rosa
Chris Louton, winemaker, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rosa
Noah Lowry, co-owner, Santa Rosa Ski & Sports, Santa Rosa
Lupita Martinez Cruz, R.N., B.S.N., director of administrative services, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, Santa Rosa
Cameron Mauritson, vineyard manager, Mauritson Farms, Healdsburg
Jennifer McClendon, manager of business development and strategy, Northern California Center for Well-Being, Santa Rosa
Michele McEntee, clinical director, Child Parent Institute, Santa Rosa
Andrew McNeil, principal, Arrow Benefits Group, Petaluma
Michael McNeil, general manager, Chateau St. Jean Winery, Treasury Wine and Estates, Kenwood
Nikki McQuaid, senior pursuit professional, GHD, Santa Rosa
Betty Mullen, assistant vice president and human resource director, Summit State Bank, Santa Rosa
Carli Ortiz, partner, Linkenheimer LLP CPA & Advisors, Santa Rosa