PITTSBURGH magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) have announced the 2005 “40 Under 40” honorees.
“40 Under 40” recognizes 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development.
Developed in 1999, “40 Under 40” helps highlight Pittsburgh as a place where young people can make a difference. Now in their seventh year, the awards are more popular than ever.
Chosen from a nomination pool of more than 150 candidates, this year’s honorees were determined by an independent panel of 12 judges, comprised of former winners, business professionals and civic leaders. Winners were chosen based on their passion, commitment, visibility, diversity of interests and overall positive impact on the region.
“This year’s list of honorees is an intriguing blend of teachers, artists, administrators and entrepreneurs,” said Betsy Benson, publisher/editor of Pittsburgh magazine. “Pittsburgh can be proud it is home to such a diverse and vibrant group.”
“Each year we continue to receive high-quality nominations that are true testaments to the contributions young people are making to our region,” said Mike English, PUMP executive director. “This year’s ‘40 Under 40’ honorees are excellent additions to the prestigious list from the past six years, and we are excited to be showcasing them.”
The 40 winners will be guests of honor at a celebration on Friday, November 11, 2005, at the SouthSide Works complex and will be featured in the November issue of PITTSBURGH magazine.
The 2005 “40 Under 40” Awardees
Todd Allen, 36, assistant professor, Geneva College
Rudy Berk, 37, director of information design, Viz/General Dynamics C4 Systems
Robert Bowser, 39, associate professor of pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; co-founder, Knopp NeuroSciences Inc.
Matthew Burger, 34, shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll
Joseph Carei, 37, chef/owner, Caileigh’s Restaurant
Jason Coll, 33, associate artistic director, Pittsburgh CLO
Michael Costabile, 36, chief financial officer, Amerinet Central
Jennifer Daurora, 28, business development analyst, McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores
Wendy Etheridge Smith, 34, director of policy and planning, Department of Public Welfare Office of Child Development
Sherrie Flick, 38, co-founder/artistic director, Gist Street Reading Series
Derek Gaskins, 33, marketing manager, Giant Eagle
Tanya J. Hagen, M.D., 35, sports-medicine physician, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine; assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Catherine Haggerty
, 33, assistant professor of reproductive epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Terrance Hayes, 33, associate professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University
Karen E. Javaruski, 27, internal auditor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Walter F. Jenkins, 39, executive director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Inc.
Jeremy Kronman, 37, executive vice president, CB Richard Ellis
T.J. Lubinsky, 33, president/CEO, TJL Productions, LLC
Jennifer Lucchino, 39, co-founder, inter*ARCHITECTURE
Kelley Lynch, 39, controller, Sedgman
Patrick Marx, 38, president, Marx Financial Group
La’Tasha D. Mayes, 24, special assistant, Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Tracey McCants Lewis, 34, eastern regional vice president, National Urban League Young Professionals; immediate past president, Pittsburgh Urban League Young Professionals
Kraig McEwen, 32, senior vice president, cardiovascular SBU, MEDRAD
Khadra Mohammed, 36, executive director, Pittsburgh Refugee Center
Khari Mosley, 29, Pittsburgh director, League of Independent Voters
Jacqueline A. Nameth, 25, manager, Regional Internship Center
Andrew Paul, 36, co-founder/executive arti