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  • About the Awards

    The Hudson Valley's Top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker awards are bestowed annually to 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. A selection committee comprised of former honorees judge nominations based on professional and community achievements. They score each nomination independently of each other and the Chamber, and the scores are then tallied to determine the Top 40. Neither the Chamber staff nor any sponsors or partners influence the judging in any way. The awards ceremony, which is open to the public, is a celebration of these individuals and their accomplishments.

  • 2023 Top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Honorees

    • Shelby Adrian             

      Kirchhoff Companies

    • Dave Aisenstat             

      CrossFit 845/SoCreative 845

    • Brooke Anthony             

      Chloe + Lois

    • Emma N. Arnoff, LCSW             

      The Sensory Space

    • Cecille Castillon-Weinstein          

      Pepper Executive Concierge

    • Joseph D. Cavaccini             

      Dutchess County Government

    • Demaj Ffriend             

      Rhinebeck Bank

    • Liana Galardi           

      Be Brilliant Styling

    • Nicole Gilmartin             

      RBT CPAs, LLP

    • Alison Gilmore-Sullivan, LMSW              

      The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

    • Christopher A. Grant          

      City of Poughkeepsie Common Council    

    • Patrick Greer-Moroney  

      SouthWestern Consulting

    • Joseph Guardino          

      Marist College

    • Kate Guinan             

      The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA)

    • Mr. Miles Hansen     

      Our Lady of Lourdes High School

    • Lucy Herrera             

      Rhinebeck Bank

    • Valerie Imondi, CPA             

      PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

    • Alannah Nicole James  

      Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc.

    • Antoinette Kane              

      Little Water Prep Charter School

    • Alexander S. Keenan, Esq.             

      Law Office of Alexander Sherwood Keenan, PLLC

    • Felicia R. Kirschner              

      iHeart Media of the Hudson Valley

    • Monica Lee              

      Astor Services

    • Joseph Eric Linksman, Esq.            

      Optima Environmental Services

    • Briana Maloney 

      Choice Words LLC

    • Lauren Melendez             

      NYS Bridge Authority

    • Dylan Miyoshi             

      New York State Electric & Gas

    • Danielle M. Mollica            

      Silo Ridge Community Foundation / Angels of Light / Amenia Wassaic Community Organization 

    • Melanie Pagano              

      Wappingers Central School District

    • Cassandra M. Paupst              

      Rhinebeck Bank

    • Kimberly Pennington         


    • Rebecca Reynolds, CPA, MBA            

      RBT CPAs, LLP

    • Jessica Santiago             

      Two by Two Animal Haven

    • Christina M. Santullo           

      Quality Billing Service 

    • Jessica Servidio

      Town of Poughkeepsie

    • Chris Steber              

      NYS Bridge Authority

    • Amy E. Van Tassel             

      Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions

    • Nicholas Watkins              

      RBT CPAs, LLP

    • Catherine Yaa Yaa Whaley-Williams              

      Sadie's Books and Beverages/Monticello Central School District

    • Brooke D. Youngwirth, Esq.             

      Mackey Butts & Whalen LLP

    • Ava Yurchison             

      iHeart Media of the Hudson Valley


    Anil Beephan, Jr., Co-Chair
    New York State Assembly
    Jasmin Davis, Co-Chair
    City of Poughkeepsie

    Micah Bennett
    Hudson Valley Concierge
    Dan Bush
    Hudson Valley Credit Union
    Brittany Cataldo
    M&T Bank
    Amanda Friedemann
    United Health Care
    Kelly Formoso
    American Red Cross of the
    Mid-Hudson Valley

    Christopher Gomez

    Mid-Hudson Valley Federal
    Credit Union

    Andrew Mendez-Spera
    Tipsy Social
    Marisa Moore
    Marist College
    Christina Myers
    Rondout Savings Bank
    Jennifer Radicone
    Habitat for Humanity of
    Dutchess County
    Genesis Ramos
    Mount Saint Mary College
    Amanda Richline
    Margot Schinella
    Vassar College
    Paul Thompson
    The Art Effect