The winners of the Business Journal‘s seventh annual Forty Under 40, 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.
“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
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“Finally, the Business Journal would like to thank the individuals and especially 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.
The Business Journal took nominations for the 2013 competition in January and February. In addition the information in the nomination, we asked all nominees to answer a series of questions about themselves. The recipients were selected by the Journal editorial staff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-521-5264.---The Business Journal2013 Forty Under 40 winners
Profiles of 2013 winners of the Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Awards, listed alphabetically.Tiffany Bagala, Sonic.net, 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-Lagourgue, 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 WineryTiffany Bagala, 28Senior account executive, Sonic.net, Santa Rosa
Turning obstacles into opportunities is all in a day’s work for Tiffany Bagala. Her responsibilities include both sales and customer acquisition, retention and partner relationship building for this full-service Internet provider.
Her duties also involve interviewing sales team candidates, organizing training programs and mentoring account executives.
Her greatest professional accomplishment: Being recognized as the highest Sonic.net revenue generator as a senior account executive by bringing in over $1.6 million and $1.7 million in sales during 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Best advice received: My granny would say, "If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?"
Community activities: Volunteering with Becoming Independent, The Living Room, Catwalk for a Cure, Crossing the Jordan and Secret Santa. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Santa Rosa class of 2012.
What you wanted to be when you grew up: The first professional women’s softball player.
Last vacation: In Scottsdale, Ariz., for spring training. "Go Giants!"Alan Biggi, 34Senior manager, Dal Poggetto & Company, Santa Rosa
"Treating your job as a profession, while striving to make your company better and the business community stronger for the future" are the words Alan Biggi uses to exemplify the spirit of a top Forty Under 40 professional.