Forty under 40 recipients selected

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly announced today the 2018 winners of its prestigious Forty Under 40 Awards which honor 40 individuals 39 years of age and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference. These young professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges out of a record-breaking number of entries. 
Following are the members of the Business Weekly Forty Under 40 Class of 2018:
  • Josh Anders, The Pointe Church, Creative Arts Pastor
  • Baily Beiswanger, Micropulse, Inc., Human Resources Manager
  • Allison Bergdoll, Dupont Orthodontics, Doctor/Owner
  • Jason Blume, Trine University, Executive Director, Innovation One
  • Bradley Briner, Shepherd’s Chevrolet Buick GMC, General Manager
  • Greg Clark, Sweetwater Sound, Senior Vice President & CFO
  • Stephanie Coleman, Visit Fort Wayne, Group Sales Manager, Sports
  • Megan Crites, MKM Architecture + Design Associate
  • Adam Dager, All American Stores, Owner
  • Carl-Philip Dorissant, Android Industries, Quality Business System Manager
  • Heather Drebenstedt, Summit Consultants, Assistant Branch Manager
  • Leslie Friedel, Lutheran Life Villages, Vice President, Research & Service Development
  • Aaron Garofola, Women’s Health Advantage, CEO
  • Andie Hines, RedTree/Own Your Success, Owner/Founder
  • Robert Johnson, Crossroads Kombucha, CEO/Founder
  • Caleb Kimmel, World Baseball Academy, Inc., CEO
  • Rick Kinney, Clyde Theatre, Partner & General Manager
  • Eric Kjendalen, Bill’s Professional Towing, Recovery, and Repair, Service Manager
  • Andrew Lamping, Cyclone Social, Owner/CEO
  • Ron Lewis, The Lewis Influence, Co-Owner
  • Max Maile, Parkview Health System, Director of Virtual Health Systems
  • Kristin Marcuccilli, STAR Financial, COO
  • Bryan Mathieson, Lutheran Hospital, Executive Director of Trauma
  • Melisa McCann, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, Community Outreach Director
  • Bryan Meriwether, Summit City Pharmacy, Owner/Operator
  • Maria Norman, IPFW, Student Information Systems, Business Analyst
  • Aaron Pence, Three Rivers Distilling Company, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
  • William Ramsey, Barrett McNagny LLP, Partner
  • Shalonda “Pinky” Saunders, Sew Pinky/Lutheran Hospital, Owner/Patient Access Representative
  • Tyler Silveus, Silveus Insurance Group, CEO
  • Jama Smith, The Salvation Army, Director of Resource Development
  • Jami Thomas, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Director of Investor Services and Programs
  • Mark VandeVelde, Oak Partners, Inc., Wealth Advisor/CFP
  • Dominic Wardell, Despos Custom Tailoring, Owner/President
  • Jillian Watts, Manchester University/Beyond the Margins Consulting, LLC, Director of CARE Initiative & CEO/Principal Consultant
  • Therese Williams, Faegre Baker Daniels, Associate
  • Jarrod Wilson, Indiana Michigan Power, Network Supervisor
  • Miles Wilson, Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Owner/Funeral Director
  • Jared Wurtzel, PNC Wealth Management, Vice President & Portfolio Manager
  • John Zarse, Specialized Printed Products, President

“These young professionals work hard and challenge the status quo every day,” said Randy Mitchell, CEO and publisher for KPC Media Group. “Attendees will leave this delightful red carpet event inspired and asking what more they can be doing to make a difference in northeast Indiana.”

The winners will be honored at an awards dinner 5:30 – 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29. The event will be held at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum Conference Center. The Memorial Coliseum is the official venue for all 2018 Business Weekly events. Tickets are $50 each. Tables of 10 are available. To purchase tickets, visit under the Events Calendar tab. 
A special publication will highlight the winners in the March 30 issue of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly featuring profiles of each of the Forty Under 40 honorees.
Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in special advertising, sponsorships, honoree congratulatory ads, swag bag gift item sponsorships, and event seating packages may email for more information or call (260) 426-2640, ext. 3324.