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Forty Under 40 Awards

Event Date: September 14

Nomination Deadline: June 17, 2022

The Forty Under 40 awards recognize Lehigh Valley’s leaders who are under the age of 40 based on their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. They are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners.

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Complete this form to nominate an individual for Lehigh Valley Business’ 2022 Forty Under 40 Awards. Please know that all fields are required.

When the nomination form is completed, an automatically generated email will be sent to the nominee. To be considered for this award each nominee must complete an application. Each nominee has the opportunity to submit up to 3 letters of reference. These should be sent to
The only information included in the judging packet will be a nomination, application and up to 3 letters of reference.


  • – Must be employed in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
  • – Must be 39 years old or younger on September 14, 2022.
  • – May be nominated by self or another person.
  • – May not be a previous Forty Under 40 award recipient.

2022 Forty Under 40 Nomination

  • Please list the nominee's email address, not the email address of the individual filling out the form.
  • Price: $10.00
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Tara Anthony City Center Residential
Ashley Bubbenmoyer, MBA Lehigh Valley Hospital and Roots Catering LLC
Ralph A. Capristo, MBA, CFP, RICP Forthright Wealth Planning
Tom Chiarella Gateway Ticketing Systems
Hannah Clark Michael Baker International
Chloe Cole Valley Youth House / Basement Poetry
Ikhlas Darkhalil, Ph.D., NRCC, MBA Senior Healthcare Executive in Lehigh Valley 
Andrea Lee DeJesus A-List Salon Spa
Michael J. Dinan, CFP® Domani Wealth
Dominick Disalvo, LPC KidsPeace
Patrick Dugan Brown & Brown Insurance Lehigh Valley
Elizabeth Faust, CRNP Tower Health System
R.J. Fisher CryoConcepts LP
Leslie Frisbie Northwestern Lehigh School District
Steven A. Goffredo Muschlitz Excavating Inc.
Josh Hinkle Stifel Nicolaus and Co. 
Stacee Hogan Lehigh Valley Health Network
Louis Holzman Altitude Marketing LLC
Jonathan M. Huerta, Esq. KingSpry
Jessica Kamber, M.Ed. Roberto Clemente Charter School
Kayla Nicole Karan DesignPoint Inc.
Amy B. Klatt Herbein + Company Inc.
Fred Koons III KSA&D Inc.
Adam McMahon Corporate Environments: A One Point Company
Ryan Miquel Populytics Inc./LVHN
Ryan Mulhearn Valley National Financial Advisors
Jessica O’Donnell Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber
Gretchen L. Petersen Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC
Kenny Rampolla Lost Tavern Brewing
Thomas D. Reardon, CFP® RKL Wealth Management
Greg J. Rentschler Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge Chevrolet
Matthew L. Riddick IQVIA
Stayce E. Rowlands Schlouch Inc.
Nicholas Sandercock Gross McGinley
Jessie Shappell ITNLehighValley
Jeff Tyber Tyber Medical LLC
Daniel Villanti DeSales University
Melissa Weinstein Sunburst Property Management
Eric A. Wiegand, CFP® River Wealth Advisors
Chris Williams, PE, LEED AP Barry Isett & Associates Inc.

Makala A. Ashmar Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority

Kristin Behler, MPH, MCHES® Populytics, Inc.

Travis Bieber RKL, LLP

Brett Biggs The Biggs Group at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC 

Ashley N. Blessing Herbein + Company, Inc.

John T. Campomizzi The Seltzer Group

Kenneth R. Charette Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.

Nicole L Chinnici East Stroudsburg University

Megan Conrad FMI (Fragrance Manufacturing, Inc.)

Kate Curcio Norris McLaughlin, P.A.; ABE Settlement Services, LLC

Cady Darago ESQuisite Marketing, LLC

Veronne Demesyeux, LMSW New Bethany Ministries

Jeffrey Drobins Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company

Edward Easterly Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly

Sarah Finney Miller NAI Summit

Joseph Franco Phoebe Ministries

Aaron C. Gantz Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Margaret A. Hadinger Lehigh Valley Health Network

Thomas Harper Zator Law

Eric C. Hinkle Buckno Lisicky & Company

Issac A. Hof Hof & Reid LLC

Al Jacobsen Allentown Symphony Association

Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI McLaren Engineering Group

Theresa Krohn Center for Humanistic Change

Kyle McLemore BSI Corporate Benefits

Veronica H. Moore Alma & Eva

Katherine Moyer Concannon Miller

R. Nicholas Nanovic Gross McGinley, LLP

Kathryn Lucy Paretti Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.

Vishvesh Patel Pentemo Group Inc

Kelly McLean Rindock Raymond James

John L Scott Community First Fund

Karley Biggs Sebia King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC

Amanda Sellers, Psy.D. Amanda Sellers, Psy.D., LLC

Luvleen Sidhu BankMobile

Michael Tierney Stuffed Puffs LLC

Christopher Valente, MD Reading Hospital – Tower Health

Tiffany Vrabel Brown & Brown Insurance of the Lehigh Valley

Doug Warfel Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Lindsay Watson FIA NYC Employment Services

How can I be considered for a Forty Under 40 award?

Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed in order to be considered for this award. A letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged to assist the judges in making their decision.

To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in either Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill or Warren County.

How often can I be considered? 

Forty Under 40 winners can only win one time. Second year nominations and applications will not be considered. 

Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting the Forty Under 40 winners?

Winners are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners. Judges look at an individual’s professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. It is helpful to have at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can speak to all three of these achievements.

Where do I have to live to qualify for this award? 

You must live or work in one of the following counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill.

Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?

Past judges have told us that the letter(s) of recommendation is helpful particularly when they are not familiar with the candidate. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to Please save all letters of recommendation as PDFs labeled with your name (or organization) led by the category or event you are being nominated for. The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.

Do the winners have to say something?

Winners do not speak live during the event, but will be contacted to be profiled in a multi-media video that will be aired during the event. 

I’m a Forty Under 40 award winner, what now? 

Sit tight, a member of our team will contact you soon with any additional details.

If I’m a winner, do I need to purchase a ticket?

You do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself as an honoree. All other attendees must purchase a ticket. Sponsorship packages are available to purchase for those wanting large groups of tickets and additional benefits.

Can I buy an ad in the publication?

The Forty Under 40 program is supported through sponsorships. The ads you see in the magazine are part of the sponsorship packages. Please email

I purchased a ticket but have not received it? 

Tickets will be sent to you and everyone who registers the day before and the day of the event via email. 

Remember, tickets can only be opened on one device, if you open it on your phone but then try to open it on your computer it will not work. 

Contact if you have any questions issues.