2016 Michiana Forty under 40 Class Revealed

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:00 am

The 2016 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, before the age of 40.

The 2016 class represents the 10th Michiana Forty under 40 class with 360 leaders already receiving recognition. This program is an annual collaborative effort between the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Network South Bend, sponsors Gates Automotive, Community Foundation of Elkhart County, the South Bend Tribune and other regional partners.

Recipients will be honored at a May 6 Recognition Luncheon at the Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend. Register for Luncheon. 


2016 Michiana Forty under 40 Recipients

Joshua Aerie – The Music Village

Brandon Anderson – The History Museum

Dr. Taite Anderson – Granger Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

Jessica Baron – University of Notre Dame

Ed Battjes – Saint Joseph Health System

Mike Bernard – Korhorn Financial Group, Inc.

Nathan Boyd – Grissom Middle School

Andrew Chilafoe – Leliaert Insurance Agency

Steven Clark – Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office

Mark Feldman – Crowe Horwath LLP

Kaity Fuja – OMG Photography

Dena Garnett – Beacon Health System/Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Trevor Gasper – May Oberfell Lorber

Jonathon Geels – Troyer Group

James Gillen – J.P. Gillen & Associates

Robert Hyde – 1st Source Bank

Silas Jessup – HealthMarkets Insurance Agency

Sean Kassen – University of Notre Dame

Carrie Kosac – 1st Source Bank

Ryan Kreager – OneParish

Stephanie Krol – Stephanie Krol Public Relations

Adam Kronk – University of Notre Dame

Jessica Lambert – McGann Hay Funeral Homes

Cecilia Lopez – Monterrosa Law Group, LLC & St. Joseph County Public Defender’s Office

Mike Mannor II – University of Notre Dame

Cory Marlow – Raymond James Financial Services & Bacon Hill Kitchen and Pub

Jeremy McClements – Bradley Company

Seianna McCray – Xavier School of Excellence

Ryan Milligan – Faegre Baker Daniels

Dr. Rachel Poulsen – Princess City Dental Care

Shahir Rizk – IU South Bend

James Ryan Seitz – John Adams High School

Bradford Shively – Sanders Pianowski LLP

Amy Simeri McClellan – Martin’s Super Markets

Brian Stanley – Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

Abigail Welch – Welch Foto, LLC

Jason Whitmer – Crowe Horwath LLP

Carmen Williams – Jefferson Traditional Intermediate School

Victoria Wolf – Leone Halpin, LLP

Luis Zapata – 1st Source Bank 


Recipients were selected based on the following criteria:

\\ 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 6, 2016

\\ Live and work in Michiana (LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke & Marshall counties in Indiana; and Cass & Berrien counties in Michigan)