As the 40 Under Forty program celebrates its 15th year, members of the 2016 class bring the total of Granite Staters honored up to 600 since the program began in 2002. In addition to being the 15th anniversary class, 2016 might be remembered as the year of the 39-year-olds — the current age of 13 of the honorees. In fact, more than half of the group is age 36 and older. The class includes 23 men and 17 women, and in their opinions, the biggest problem in New Hampshire right now is the opioid drug epidemic. More
March 16 Reception!
Join the New Hampshire Union Leader, Citizens Bank and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire as we honor this year’s 40 Under Forty class.
When: March 16, 2016 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Grappone Conference Center – Concord, NH
Tickets: Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online by clicking the button below or you can arrange for tickets by calling 603.206.7834 or emailing email@example.com.
Class of 2017 Nominations
Class of 2015
- Derek Barka: Bettering the lives of Litchfield's youth
- Kamal Basnet: Long journey: From Nepal to NH
- Audra Burns: Delivering and living the message of healthy living
- Carey Cahoon: Acting, directing, designing — Theatre KAPOW co-founder does it all
- Ryan Clouthier: Summertime job turned into career of helping people save money
- Fred Coolbroth Jr.: Like many lawyers, RYP attorney enjoys the challenge of solving problems
- Becca Copeland: A rewarding 'Year of Giving'
- Tate Curti: He caught the 'bug' for success in health care
- Matt Davis: A calling to serve patients who can't advocate for themselves
- Julie Demers: An expert at volunteering her time
- Edward Doyle: Music helps his students find their voice and moments of inspiration
- Steven Dutton: Coming back and giving back to New Hampshire has been the goal
- Justin Finn: Driven to volunteer and give back
- Simon George: A doctor and a friend to families throughout the life of their pets
- Kate Giaquinto: Understand what's happening in NH, and stay in NH
- Rich Grogan: Discovering NH's ingenuity
- Jill Sullivan Grueter: 'Pawsitive' help for animals
- Angela Hanscom: on a mission to get children on the move
- Jaime Hoebeke: Disease prevention, health care are important
- Adam Johnston: Family man always 'moving forward'
- Periklis Karoutas: Storytelling is 'part art, part science'
- Christopher Knapp: The right job in the right place means he 'couldn't be happier'
- Josh Lanzetta: Ski champion ready for law practice
- Ryan Leach: Happy to be back in Manchester
- Monica Leap: Architect of a thriving arts community
- Erik Lesniak: An important goal is to steer youth down the right path
- Jackie Martone: Love of a tidy home led to starting a thriving business
- Dan McKenna: He advocates for those faced with life-changing trauma
- Laura Mielke: Showing students the way to higher education
- Dan Mitchell: Working in education runs in the family, including the in-laws
- Grant Morris: Louisiana native found 'New Sky' here in New Hampshire
- Ben Morse: His parties have purpose
- Jeff Plante: Balancing work/family/sports is key
- Emily Porschitz: Keene's trendsetting advocate
- Alex Puglisi: Coffee shop early bird and night owl
- Keith Raho: Finding potential means saying 'yes'
- Paul Shea: Nurturer by nature helped create Gate City Community Gardens
- Rob Smalley: Clients and family alike inspire drive to be the best he can be
- Dan Weeks: Democracy where everyone has an equal voice
- Christopher Weiss:: Driven (before birth) toward success