Lynchburg Business Magazine, in partnership with the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority and the Young Professionals of Central Virginia, launched the search for Region 2000’s first “Top 20 Under 40” professionals in June.
This year’s Top 20 Under 40 winners were recognized for being: young, innovative, talented, and, most importantly, focused on bettering our community for the greater good of the region as a whole. Nominations were accepted through a public forum and judged by a panel of members from partnering organizations and the business community.
With over 150 publicly-submitted nominations, Lynchburg is full of talented young professionals who have chosen to call the Hill City home, and who have committed themselves to advancing our local business community each and every day.
Here are this year’s Top 20 Under 40:
1. Luke Towles
Banker/Market President for Wells Fargo
2. Amanda Noell Stanley
President/CEO of DePaul Community Resources
3. Rachel Gagen, MD IBCLC
Pediatrician; Founding member and website creator for Live Healthy Lynchburg
4.Wesley R. Fugate
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Randolph College
5. Dustin Slightham
CEO/Founder of 434 Marketing
6. Derrick Brown
CEO/Co-Founder of IRON Lives INC.; Assistant Principal of Amherst Middle School
7. Emily Heady
Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, Liberty University
8. Daryl Calfee
Director of Marketing & Creative Services at Moore & Giles
9. Chris Devlin
CEO/Founder of Selective Wealth Management
10. Zach Martin
Director of Corporate Sales for Delta Star Inc.
11. Michael Sloan
Founding Partner at overstreet Sloan, PLLC
12. Sarah Quarantotto
Executive Director of Miriam’s House
13. Elizabeth Narehood
Vice President of Technology for Region 2000 Business and Economic Development Alliance
14. Nate Mahanes
Vocational Placement Counselor/Workforce Development Specialist with the Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
15. Kacey M. Crabbe
Principal of P.L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
16. Anna Bentson
Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Lynchburg
17. Beckham A. Stanley
Insurance Agent at Holdren, Eubank & Stanley
18. Rene Ballowe
Operations Coordinator at Genworth
19. Ludovic Lemaitre
Sustainability Coordinator at Randolph College and Property Manager for Norma Stein, Inc.
20. Chad A. Mooney
Attorney at Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC
To read more about these young professionals, check out the Lynchburg Business Magazine article here!