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Lehigh Valley Business names top young execs

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Honorees, sponsors and hosts at last year's Forty Under 40 awards ceremony at Hotel Bethlehem.
Honorees, sponsors and hosts at last year's Forty Under 40 awards ceremony at Hotel Bethlehem. - (Photo / )

Lehigh Valley Business named 40 young executives from the Greater Lehigh Valley as the 2015 Forty Under 40 honorees today.

Cited for their contributions to their company, industry and community, they will be recognized at the third annual Forty Under 40 awards ceremony Wednesday, June 10, at Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem.

Each of the honorees was selected for his or her commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community. An independent panel of judges reviewed the nominees and gave them scores based on their achievements.

“The honorees come from a diverse group of industries from all over the Greater Lehigh Valley,” said publisher Mike O’Rourke of Lehigh Valley Business, which created the initiative to honor the region’s young executives who are rising to the top of their respective industries. “Each of the honorees has made a significant impact on their business and community.”

The presenting sponsor for the event is MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania. Best Principled Solutions LLC and Lehigh University MBA also are sponsors.

For more information, visit www.lvb.com/events.

The 2015 Forty Under 40 honorees:

Matthew Baker, Perfect Touch Sports LLC doing business as Perfect Touch Soccer.

Ron Beitler, Bar None Weddings.

Erica Berman, Active Data Inc.

Daniel Bonstein, The Equinox Agency.

Stephen Boone, Borton-Lawson.

Eric Boyle, Crest Financial Group.

Mark Cernese, The Wire Guys LLC.

Justin Corsa, Enter.Net.

Jessica Devlin, Computer Aid Inc./CAI Learning Academy.

Jim Edwards, MFP Strategies.

Kristi Gage, Gage Enterprises Inc.

Kerianne Geist, BSI Corporate Benefits LLC.

Jennifer Hillis, The Hillis Group LLC.

Peter Hock, Worth & Co. Inc.

Kevin Hopkins, Wells Fargo.

Murtaza Jaffer, EBC Printing.

Danielle Joseph, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Levey, Olympus Corp. of the Americas.

Meredith Longo, Victaulic.

Doug Mancini, Liquid Interactive.

Jeremy Melber, Southern Lehigh School District.

Steven Mertz, Firstrust Bank.

Robert Mirth, O2 OxyFit Gym Health Clubs.

Ryan Oestreich, MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania.

John Pequeno, Ideal Concepts Inc.

Jill Pereira, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Matthew Petrozelli, Valley National Financial Advisors.

Dallas Pulliam, St. Luke’s University Health Network.

J. William Reynolds, City of Bethlehem.

Ashley Russo, ASR Media Productions.

Jon Schaeffer, Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Graig Shultz, Gross McGinley LLP.

Maraleen D. Shields, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC.

Lauren Sorrentino, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA.

Patrick Stonich, At Home Inc.

Rich Stump III, Suburban Testing Labs.

Melinda Stumpf, PPL Corp.

Nina Tulio, Anthony Ashley Hair Design LLC.

John Wichner, McMahon Associates Inc.

John Zayaitz, Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits LLP.

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Bill Kline

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Bill Kline is the editor of Lehigh Valley Business. Have a suggestion or question for him? Email him at billk@lvb.com.

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