Join us Thursday, August 20 to celebrate the 2020 Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Award Honorees!



    The 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.

  • And the honorees are...

  • Karina Acevedo, 39

    Enlarged City School District of Middletown


    Jamie Bower, 35

    Marist College


    Lt. Paul Bucher, Jr., 36

    City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department


    Alexander Cukar, 38

    A&T Ventures


    Alana Daly Mikhalevsky, 35

    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation


    Jasmin Nicole Davis, 31

    Poughkeepsie Galleria


    Kristin Delia, 27

    Impact PR & Communications


    Michael DiDonato, 29

    Nuvance Health


    Jeff Doane, 36

    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation


    Dwayne Douglas, 38

    Marist College


    Dr. Greg Efros, 31

    Efros Orthodontics


    Maggie Fountain, 27

    Nuvance Health


    Karen Gates, 38

    Hudson Valley Credit Union


    Christopher Gomez, 36

    Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union


    Karianna Haasch, 32

    Local Artisan Bakery


    Jessica Hasapis, 29

    The Culinary Institute of America


    Cheryl Jenkins, 37

    Emery & Webb


    Harry A. Johnson, Jr., 25

    Brothers at Bard


    ​Nikki Kaelber, 31

    Laura’s Family Restaurant


    Aliza Krevolin, 35

    Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley


    Jamie Levato, 39

    Poughkeepsie Farm Project


    Melinda Martinez, 36

    Marist College


    Europa McGovern, 39

    Ulster County Department of the Environment


    Andrew Mendez-Spera, 30

    Tipsy Social


    Dr. Ogheneochuko Metitiri, 36

    CareMount Medical


    Dylan Murphy, 29

    Rhinebeck Bank


    Christina Myers, 33

    Rondout Savings Bank


    Michelle Nepton, 38

    United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region


    Ryan O’Sullivan, 37

    Heroic Food


    Jacob Reckess, 38

    PAZ Management


    Emily Ricci, 26

    Mount Saint Mary College


    Rachel Ronk, 35

    Hudson Valley Credit Union


    Matthew Sabellico, 36

    Sabellico Greenhouses & Florist


    Leah Speck, 38

    Queen City Dance


    L’Quette Taylor, 34

    Infinite Glass and Metal, Inc.


    Dariel Vasquez, 24

    Brothers at Bard


    Brad Weaver, 39

    Marshall & Sterling Insurance


    Cara Whalen, Esq., 34

    Mackey Butts & Wise LLP


    Ashley Witkiewicz, 32

    Valley Pediatric Dentistry


    Kyle Wonderly, 32