Class of 2014
This year’s class of Forty Under 40 is bold, inquisitive, creative and committed. Why? Most of its members are millennials born between the late 1970s and mid-1990s. To quote authors Neil Howe and William Strauss, who coined the word, “The millennial generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alienated to upbeat and engaged — with potentially seismic consequences for America.”
These individuals are civic-minded, techno-savvy, environmentally conscious and creatively driven and live in an ever-changing and sometimes revolutionary social media environment. This distinct blend drives millennials to invent and refine multiple platforms that drive ideas, solutions, innovation, growth and social change.
This year’s class will be honored with a $5,000 scholarship provided by Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University, in addition to an award and recognition at the Forty Under 40 reception in November.
Congratulations to all the winners, from okc.BIZ, Dunlap Codding, Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City, and Meinders School of Business.
Project partners include Dunlap Codding, Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City, Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University, Republic National Distributing Company and Rococo Restaurants & Catering. To submit nominations for the 2015 class of Forty Under 40, click here.
Class of 2014
Aaron Soward, Provision Concepts
Adam Sampson Edwards III, Waters Edge Winery
Amanda Bradway, DNA Galleries
Amber Sharples, Oklahoma Arts Council
Ana Herrera, Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma
Britt Gotcher, Feed the Children
Charles Martin, Literati Press Comics & Novels
Elena Troya, Metro Technology Centers
Elizabeth Newton, Children’s Hospital Foundation
Emily Frosaker, Dry/Shop Blow-dry Bar and Boutique
Emily Rothrock Tate, Kimray Inc
Emily Williams, Metropolitan Library System
Erin Rosas, Krittenbrink Architecture
Estela Hernandez, Lone Star Construction LLC
Gilbert Magdaleno, Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Jacqueline Sit, Candor Public Relations
Jeff Kline, Bays Law Firm, P.C.
Jeremiah Rivers, Rivers’ Edge Countertops, Inc.
Jessica Gwinner, Gwinner Studios Ltd. Co.
Jonathan Fowler, Fowler Holding Company
Joshua Hinkle, First American Bank
Julia Adame LaGace, Bay Equity LLC
Kay Robinson, University of Central Oklahoma
Lindsay Laird, Saxum
Matthew McLarty, Bockus-Payne Associates Architects
Nancy Perdomo, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma
Philip Wong, Republic Bank & Trust
Robert Ruiz, Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads
Russell Johnson, Ludivine LLC/J3 LLC
Sara Cowan, Deluxe Oklahoma City & Oklahoma Today
Sarah Bytyqi, Verbode
Seth Cavin, Spur Design, LLC
Shane Jewell, Oklahoma City Ballet
Sheena Karami, Ackerman McQueen
Spencer Hicks, OKCcomedy
Stacey Pezold, Paycom Softwarea
T.O. Bowman, City of Oklahoma City
Trent Willis, RCB Bank
Tyler Johnson, Remington Park Racing and Casino
Yenni Vance, Global Gaming Solutions Remington Park Racing and Casino & Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie