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

  • 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.

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  • 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.


  • Hudson Valley's Top Forty Under 40 Honorees

               Click HERE for 2024 Honoree Bios

    • Carolyn M. Bell, CPA
      RBT CPAs, LLP


    • Caroline G. 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, LLP


    • Carly Bulgia
      Dutchess County Government - Office of Dutchess County Executive, Sue Serino


    • Erica Bush
      Hudson Valley Credit Union


    • Elizabeth Cannon
      Vassar College, Office of Community-Engaged Learning 


    • Lisa Champion
      Wappinger Central School District


    • John DeAngelis
      Hudson Valley Credit Union


    • Megan Deichler 
      Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center


    • Melissa Ann D. Dizon, Esq.
      Dizon & Shedden, P.C.


    • Erin Doughty
      Marist College


    • Sarah Green
      In Flight, Inc.


    • Kristie Hagen
      United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region


    • Dylan C. Harris
      Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP


    • Anquinette S. Hayles
      Dutchess Community College


    • Sarah S. Hicks
      Hudson City School District, Hudson Valley Bridge Builders, and LCSW Private Practice Psychotherapist


    • Todd Hulet
      Orange County NY Arts Council


    • Joseph M. Koberger
      Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation


    • Scott C. Kohn
      Care Design NY


    • Lucia LaSpada
      LACE Photo Media


    • Su McArthur, "The Producer"
      Poughkeepsie Rising


    • Alex Meyer
      Meyer Contracting Corporation


    • Lauren Montgomery
      National Grid


    • Stephanie Nash
      Arnoff Moving & Storage


    • Dwayne R. Norris
      Soulful Synergy


    • Brianna C. Peak
      Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation


    • Matt Petruzzelli
      Our Lady of Lourdes High School


    • Kelly A. Pressler, Esq.
      J&G Law, LLP


    • Talya Regan
      The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark


    • Christopher Seger Jr., CPA
      RBT CPAs, LLP


    • Anthony Slade Jr.
      Hudson River Housing


    • Maria Swartzentruber


    • Rachel Talley-Bruns, MD.
      Westchester Medical Center / MidHudson Regional Hospital Advanced Physician Services


    • Meghan Thompson
      Crown Castle


    • Clarissa Timbrouck
      Rondout Savings Bank


    • Carmen Alexandra Torres
      Astor Services


    • Valerie Ubriaco
      American Heart Association


    • Samantha Vumbico
      Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (HVARS)
  • 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
    Clarest Health
    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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