The 2015 Michiana Forty under 40 class has been selected. The Michiana Forty under 40 program shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.
The 2015 class represents the ninth Michiana Forty under 40 class with 320 leaders already receiving recognition. This program is an annual collaborative effort between the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce and other area chambers in the Michiana region, Young Professionals Network South Bend, Gates Automotive and the South Bend Tribune.
Recipients will be honored at a Friday, May 1 Recognition Luncheon at the Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend.
2015 Michiana Forty under 40 Recipients
Malissa Ayala, IU South Bend
Emily S. Block, University of Notre Dame
Joel T. Bowers, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
TJ Brecht, Crowe Horwath LLP
Ashley Brickley, Logistick, Inc.
Holly Byers, Reins of Life, Inc.
David Cangany, Transpo
Sam Centellas, La Casa de Amistad
Alex Cook, Pro IT Solutions
Jim Cunningham, University of Notre Dame
Julie Curtis, South Bend International Airport
Patrick Kyle Davis, IU School of Medicine–South Bend
Ben Decker, Kem Krest
Brian Dickerson, Final Phase Electric
John A. Drake, LaDue Curran & Kuehn LLC
Kelli Foley, Crowe Horwath LLP
Chris Frentz, Michiana Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
Sean Galiher, Schmucker Middle School
William "Bill" Gertner, Horizon Bank
Joshua D. Gregory, Korhorn Financial Group, Inc.
Craig Heaney, Shaffner Heaney Associates
Erin Heldstab, Kruggel Lawton CPAs
Erin M. Hoffmann Harding, University of Notre Dame
Dustin J. Holland, Better World Books
Brett Hummer, May Oberfell Lorber
Andrew Hynek, LaPorte County Sheriff's Department
Rob Kelly, University of Notre Dame
Jillian Koeneman, Freshlime Digital Marketing
Ryan Kring, Burkhart Advertising, Inc.
Jim McKinnies, Weichert Realtors Jim Dunfee and Associates
Kristen Patterson, Grace Learning Center
Santiago Rodriguez, PNC Bank
Scott Schmucker, Crowe Horwath LLP
Adam Schwelnus, LOGAN Community Resources
Ruth Tarwacki, Anthony Travel
Charmaine Torma, Holy Cross College
David W. Vermillion, Vermillion Systems, Inc.
Tricia L. Wainscott, Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream
David Walters, Gibson
Andrew J. Warzon, Trek10 Inc.
michiana Forty under 40 CRITERIA
Honorees demonstrate the following:
\\ Initiative and dedication in pursuing their career
\\ Proven success and achievement in their job/career
\\ Investment in others through their involvement in civic, charitable and/or religious organizations
\\ Passion for their community, giving back because of that passion
\\ Under the age of 40 on May 1, 2015
\\ Live and work in Michiana (LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke & Marshall counties in Indiana; and Cass & Berrien counties in Michigan)