• The Hudson Valley’s Top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards - 2024

  • The 2024 Hudson Valley Top Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker Awards
  • 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.


  • Hudson Valley's Top Forty Under 40

    • Carolyn Bell 
      RBT CPAs, LLP


    • Caroline Beyer 
      Our Lady of Lourdes High School


    • Jordan Bledsoe
      Velocity Sports Performance


    • Todd Bowen III 
      Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County


    • Elisha Brestovansky 
      PKF O’Connor Davies


    • Rachel Talley Bruns
      MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center


    • Carly Bulgia
      Dutchess County Government


    • Erica Bush
      Hudson Valley Credit Union


    • Elizabeth Cannon
      Vassar College


    • Lisa Champion
      Wappinger Central School District


    • John DeAngelis
      Hudson Valley Credit Union


    • Megan Deichler 
      Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center


    • Melissa Dizon
      Dizon & Shedden, P.C.


    • Erin Doughty
      Marist College


    • Sarah Green
      In Flight, Inc.


    • Kristie Hagen
      United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region


    • Dylan Harris
      Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP


    • Anquinette Hayles
      Dutchess Community College


    • Sarah Hicks
      Hudson CSD/Sarah Hicks, LCSW Private Practice


    • Todd Hulet
      Orange County New York Arts Council


    • Joseph Koberger
      Central Hudson Gas and Electric


    • Scott Kohn
      Care Design NY


    • Lucia LaSpada
      LACE Photo Media


    • Nicole ‘‘Sui’’ McArthur
      Living History Theatre


    • Alex Meyer
      Meyer Contracting Corp.


    • Lauren Montgomery
      National Grid


    • Stephanie Nash
      Arnoff Moving & Storage/Arnoff Global Logistics


    • Dwayne Norris
      Soulful Synergy


    • Brianna Peak
      Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation


    • Matthew Petruzzelli
      Our Lady of Lourdes High School


    • Kelly Pressler
      J&G Law, LLP


    • Talya Regan
      The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark


    • Christopher Seger
      RBT CPAs, LLP


    • Anthony Slade
      Hudson River Housing


    • Maria Swartzentruber


    • Meghan Thompson
      Crown Castle


    • Clarissa Timbrouck
      Rondout Savings Bank


    • Carmen Torres
      Astor Services


    • Valerie Ubriaco
      American Heart Association


    • Samantha Vumbico
      Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Nominate Someone You Believe Deserves Recognition!

  • How to Submit a Nomination

    1. Download the blank Word document version of the 2025 Nomination Form, click HERE.

    2. Fill out the Word document and save. 

    3. Click HERE to fill out Nominee and Nominator required information. Attach saved Word document, supporting documentation (resume, letters of recommendation, news articles, photos, etc.). Click "Submit."

    After submission, you will receive acknowledgment of receipt within 2 business days.




  • April 11, 2024 
  • Amanda Richline

    ​Paul Thompson

    The Art Effect

    Sheila Bogan
    American Cancer Society
    ​Dan Bush
    Hudson Valley Credit Union
    Brittany Cataldo
    M&T Bank
    Amanda Friedemann
    United Health Care
    Alison Gilmore-Sullivan
    The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
    Miles Hansen
    Our Lady of Lourdes High School
    Lucy Herrera
    Rhinebeck Bank
    Marisa Moore
    Marist College
    ​Christina Myers
    Rondout Savings Bank
    Jennifer Radicone
    Habitat for Humanity of
    Dutchess County
    Margot Schinella
    Vassar College
    John Vale
    American Red Cross


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